Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with Cyprus Defense Chief Petrides

NEW YORK – On May 31, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America welcomed Minister of Defense of Cyprus Charalambos Petrides to the Archdiocese.

After the meeting, His Eminence said, “I was delighted and honored to meet today with the Defense Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, the Honorable Charalambos Petrides. We discussed a broad range of issues, including the continuing search for a just solution to the illegal occupation of Cyprus and how the Greek-American and Cypriot-American communities in the United States can be of help. We cannot allow the passage of time to diminish our efforts to ensure that justice for Cyprus prevails.”

Present in the meeting were Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus in New York Michalis Firillas, Colonel Georgios Ioannou, Lieutenant Colonel Demetris Kasinis, and Lieutenant Colonel Demetris Demetriou.


ATHENS – After hosting the The 4th International Conference on Religious Freedom May 26-28, and the 1st Summit of Global Archons on May 29, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of America, Canada, Australia, and Europe gathered members, friends, and special guests for a farewell dinner at the iconic Zappeion Megaron in Athens Centre.

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