Professor (Em.) Ioannis Karavidopoulos spoke about St. Paul's Gospel as Theological Bridge between East and West (in Greek) at the Pauline Symposium.

Professor Karavidopoulos stated that the term "culture" referred to the creative osmosis Christianity and civilization of the Apostle Paul's time. He then continued, stressing that Christianity has formulated the Western culture, while earlier assimilated goods of Greek civilization remain. Finally, the speaker mentioned the contribution of Apostle Paul to world culture.

The Pauline Symposium is an academic offering of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Primates of the Church for the enrichment of their pastoral care and work. The Pauline Symposium took place October 9-17, 2008.