A four-day visit to Athens is being carried out from today by Ecumenical Patriarch Ms. Bartholomew.

The Ecumenical Patriarch invited by the government will address it keynote speech at the 9th International Conference “Our Ocean”, which will take place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

Today, at 6 pm, His Holiness will visit His Beatitude the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, Mr. Ieronymos, while on Wednesday, at noon, he will attend the ceremony of awarding the title of Honorary Professor from the University of Athens to Etimol. Mr. Vlasios Feidas. In the afternoon of the same day, he will speak at the “Parnassos” Philological Association, of which he is the Honorary President.

On Thursday, at noon, in the I. Church of Agios Nikolaos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in Kolonaki, His Holiness will ordain as Lord Official of the Great Church of Christ Edim. Mr. Nikolaos Patera. In the afternoon of the same day he will return, with God, to the City.

The Patriarchal Escort consists of Rev. Metropolitan of Laodicea Mr. Theodoritos, Director of the Representation Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Athens, Theophilus. Bishop of Knossos Mr. Methodios, the Panosiols. M. Ecclesiarch Mr. Aetios, Director of the Special Patriarchal Office, and M. Archdeacon Mr. Alexandros, the Entim. Mr. Nikolaos-Georgios Papachristou, Director of the Press and Communication Office of the Ecumenical Patriarch, and the Hon. Mr. Panagiotis Grafiadelis, Patriarchal employee.

Commissioner during the absence of the Patriarch was appointed Rev. Metropolitan of Geron Chalkidon Mr. Emmanuel, who forwarded him to the Airport of the City, together with Panosiol. M. Prime Minister Mr. Grigorio.