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His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem Visits Hellenic House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: GEORGIA ECONOMOU
November 8, 2007—No. 75 (202) 785-8430

His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem Visits Hellenic House

WASHINGTON, DC—On November 6, 2007 His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem visited the Hellenic House, AHI headquarters, in an impromptu courtesy visit.

His Beatitude is on his first trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with various government officials. Accompanying His Beatitude Theophilos III was AHI member Ambassador Patrick Theros who is the Representative of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Washington, D.C.

“It was a tremendous honor for us to have His Beatitude take time from his very busy and intense schedule to visit Hellenic House. I had the privilege to attend His Beatitude’s enthronement as Patriarch of Jerusalem at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in November of 2005. During that visit I also had the opportunity to discuss with the Patriarch the plight that he faces with the Israeli government, which refuses to recognize the Patriarch. His trip to Washington confirms that he enjoys world wide recognition as the Patriarch of Jerusalem despite the continued refusal of the Israeli Government to recognize his election and its continued interference with the management of the Patriarchate. ,” said AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis.

Attached please find a photograph of (L-R) Ambassador Patrick Theros, Alex Aliferis, Vickie Tsombanos, His Beatitude Theophilos III, Georgia Economou and AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis.

 

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For additional information, please contact Georgia Economou at (202) 785-8430 or [email protected]. For general information regarding the activities of AHI, please view our Web site at http://www.ahiworld.org.