He had a series of meetings today Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Hieronymosstarting early in the morning with the former minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos and then with the Archbishop of America Elpidophoros, who was in Athens to participate in the 94th Graduation Ceremony of the Athens College and the Psychic College.

During the reception of Archbishop Elpidophoros, His Beatitude expressed his joy for the visit, while for about half an hour they had the opportunity to discuss matters of common interest concerning the issues of the Community and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. In commemoration of their meeting, His Beatitude and His Eminence exchanged ceremonial gifts.

Afterwards, the Archbishop met with the Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Olga Kefalogianni, whom he congratulated on assuming her duties in a ministry that has a lot of experience due to her previous tenure. The Minister expressed to the Archbishop her interest in stimulating religious tourism in the country and the ways in which the Ministry and the Church of Greece could work in this direction.

Finally, His Beatitude concluded his meetings with the Minister of Citizen Protection, Notis Mitarakis. In their half-hour meeting, issues of common interest concerning the Ministry and the Church were raised. Notis Mitarakis expressed his respect and appreciation to His Beatitude, while for his part His Beatitude offered the minister the commemorative volume of the Theological School of the University of Athens on the occasion of the completion of his 15-year illustrious pre-hierarchical ministry. Noti Mitarakis was accompanied by Mr. of the Ministry, Michalis Karamalakis.