Archbishop of Athens receives Iranian ambassador. (Photo: Christos Bonis/Holy Archdiocese of Athens)
ATHENS – Iranian Ambassador to Athens Malek Hossein Givzad was received by the head of the Orthodox Church of Greece, Archbishop Hieronymos, on Thursday.
The meeting was held at the Archdiocese of Athens.
Ambassador Givzad invited the archbishop to visit Iran. They both agreed to have Christian children from Iran be hosted by the Church of Greece, and the ambassador noted that the Christian minority in Iran enjoys the respect of the rest of the Iranian society. He also mentioned the dialog between Islam and Orthodoxy.
On his part, Archbishop Hieronymos extended an invitation to the Christian children in Iran to visit Greece, and he condemned Koran-burning incidents in Europe.
BOSTON – Evangelos, former Metropolitan of New Jersey, and his successor, the recently elected Metropolitan Apostolos, will both participate in the Synod of the Phanar, whose composition was determined by Patriarch Bartholomew for a period of six months from September 1, 2023, to February 29, 2024.
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