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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew concludes his visit to the city of Preveza, Greece

On the second day of his visit to Preveza, Greece, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew immersed himself in the city’s historical and natural heritage. Accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Chrysostomos and the Mayor of Preveza, Mr. Nikos Georgakos, he began his day at the Archaeological Museum of Nicopolis and the Christian museums. There, the head of the Ephorate of Antiquities, Anthi Angeli, provided an informative tour.

The Patriarch expressed his admiration for the religious monuments and the significant interventions made in the area, underscoring the rich historical legacy that makes Nicopolis unique.

His next stop was the Monastery of Prophet Elijah in Flamboura, where he was warmly received by monks and many faithful followers. Known for his dedication to environmental causes, the Ecumenical Patriarch then visited the Centre for Environmental Interpretation of the Natural Environment & Climate Change Agency. Here, His All-Holiness was welcomed by the managing director of the Organisation, Mr. Kostas Triantis, and briefed on various ecosystem protection initiatives.

The two-day visit culminated in the afternoon with the inauguration of the Apostle Paul Shrine, constructed by the Metropolis in Lithari. The day concluded with the celebration of the festive vespers in honour of Apostles Peter and Paul at 6:30 PM local time, marking a significant and spiritually enriching experience for the Ecumenical Patriarch and the local community.

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