Bilateral meeting between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Metropolitan Sawa of Poland

As part of his three-day visit to Poland, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with the Primate of the Polish Orthodox Church in Warsaw on Bright Friday, May 3, 2019.After joining the March of the Living, an event that takes place every year to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, the Ecumenical Patriarch was welcomed at the university chapel of Sts Cyril and Methodius, where a Doxology was officiated.

His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa thanked God for having the opportunity to meet with the Ecumenical Patriarch during the Bright Week, and expressed his hope that His Holiness had a fruitful visit to Poland. In turn, the Ecumenical Patriarch stressed the good relations of fellowship with Metropolitan Sawa, conveying to him wishes of good health.

According to a press release issued by the Office of the Metropolitan of Poland, the same day the two Primates of local Orthodox Churches visited the new Orthodox Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Warsaw, the foundation stone of which was laid by Patriarch Bartholomew in 2015. Like the National Cathedral in Bucharest, the Church of Hagia Sophia in the Polish capital is dedicated to the national heroes and martyrs.

Photography courtesy of Polish Orthodox Church / Władysław Kulikow, Mateusz Gwizdak