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The Archbishop of Athens to meet with the Patriarch of Jerusalem

Today, 18 June 2024, at 10 a.m. Athens local time, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem will visit the headquarters of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens, where he will meet with His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens.

It is recalled that this will be the first meeting between the Archbishop of Athens and the Patriarch of Jerusalem since the Hamas attack of 7 October 2002, which marked the beginning of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians.

From the beginning of the conflict, the Archbishop expressed his shock at the situation and called for an immediate end to the war and the return of the prisoners to their homes.

Emphasising that children and civilians, in general, have a right to life, he pointed out that “we, as religious leaders, are joining our voices in calling for an end to the war and for talks to begin so that we can achieve peace. We are taking action and trying to open “roads” so that humanitarian aid can reach those in need.