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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew returned from Saudi Arabia

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, after cancelling his flight back to Constantinople for technical reasons, remained an additional day (on Thursday, May 12) in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

After His participation in the official dinner at the same venues, He visited and blessed the Greek restaurant “Meraki”, accompanied by the Ambassador of Greece, Mr. Alexios Konstantopoulos and the Attaché of the Embassy of Turkey in Riyadh, Mr. Gönenç Ağacıkoğlu.

From there, they travelled to King Khalid International Airport, where Ecumenical Patriarch was honored by the officials led by Dr Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, Secretary of the World Muslim League, and returned to the City of Orthos next Friday, accompanied by Fr. Kallinikos, as the other members of his escort departed in other directions due to their obligations.

The Patriarch was received at the airport by his Commissioner, Geron Metropolitan Apostolos of Derkon , and   the Great Chancellor Theodoros.