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Ecumenical Patriarch to Poland to Console Ukrainian Refugees

CONSTANTINOPLE- His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will travel to Poland in order to bless and strengthen the Ukrainian refuges. The Patriarch accepted the invitation of the President of Poland Andrzei Duda as well as the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Poland, His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw.

The Patriarchate issued the following announcement:

“The Ecumenical Patriarchate announces that the President of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency Andrzej Duda, has officially invited His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to visit his homeland in order to bless, console and strengthen the countless refugees taking shelter in the country following the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

His All-Holiness, having also received a similar invitation from the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Poland, His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw, intends to accept and visit the temporary refugee shelters there, accompanied by His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon and the V. Rev. Grand Syncellus Iakovos Krochak.

At the Ecumenical Patriarchate, 22 March 2022

From the Chief Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod.”

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