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US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt Visits Mt. Athos

The National Herald Archive

Geoffrey Pyatt on Mt Athos. (Photo by Pyatt's Twitter account)

US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt visited the Vatopedi monastery on Mt Athos on Monday. Pyatt, who is paying a visit to the monastic community, was impressed by the rich history of Vatopedi monastery, its innovative research and its ideas for the organic herbs grown at the monastery.

In a post on his personal twitter account, Pyatt said: "Mt. Athos is a truly spiritual place, and I profoundly thank Abbot Ephraim for introducing me to the rich history of Vatopedi on my first stop here. I was also impressed by the Monastery's innovative research and ideas on its organic herbal products".