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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Monaco

On Saturday morning, 21 October 2023, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided during the Divine Liturgy, which took place at the Holy Chapel of the Mother of God in Monaco.

Present for the Divine Liturgy were the Prime Minister of the Principality of Monaco, Mr. Pierre Dartout and his Minister of the Interior, Mr. Patrice Cellario, the Ambassador of Greece to France, Mr. Dimitrios Zevelakis, the Honorary Consuls of Greece and Turkey in Monaco, Mr. Petros Mahas and Mr. İlhami Akgün, Archons of the Great Church of Christ, the Board of Directors of the Greek Community in the Principality, and a multitude of believers.

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was warmly welcomed and addressed by the local Shepherd, His Eminence Metropolitan Dimitrios of France, while His All-Holiness in his formal address, expressed his joy for his first visit to the Principality.

At noon, His All-Holiness attended a meal hosted in his honour by the Greek Community of Monaco. The Patriarch was welcomed by the President of the Community Mrs. Sofia Vahari-Tsouvelekaki, who also offered him souvenirs.

In the early afternoon, His All-Holiness and his honourable entourage departed by private flight from Nice’s “Côte d’Azur” airport for Constantinople, where they were received by the Patriarchal Commissioner, His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Apostolos of Derkoi along with the Grand Protosyncellus Archimandrite Theodoros.

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