On 7th September 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, together with the other Primates of the Churches of the Middle East, was welcomed at the Palace of the Hashemite Kingdom in Amman, Jordan, by the King of Jordan His Majesty Abdellah Ben Al.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: New Martyrs of Jasenovac are heroes and saints of the entire Orthodoxy
Be under the shade of Serbian martyrs, that tree of blessed Serbs, Ecumenical Patriarch said and called upon Orthodox Serbs to follow the path of their forefathers, heroes and saints. Only in this way, he said, you are about to receive the wreath of glory that is borne by numerous victims of Jasenovac of the Nazi totalitarism from the Second World War many times. Patriarch Bartholomew called upon the faithful never to forget their martyrs, who cannot be a cause for revenge but for peace.
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, today, on 9 September 2016.
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch was welcomed by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa and Jovan of Slavonia, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Zagreb Mrs. Eleni Gerokostopoulou at the runway of the Zagreb airport.
On the morning of Monday, the 23rd of August/5th of September 2016, day of the Apodosis [Leavetaking] of the Dormition of Theotokos, the icon of the Dormition was ritually returned from the Tomb of the Mother of God in Gethsemane – wherein it was kept since the 12th/25th of August 2016 – to the Dependency of Gethsemane opposite the Church of the Resurrection.
His Beatitude arrived in Amman to participate in the general assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches.
His Beatitude had departed to Amman, through Beirut. Just before departing, he visited H.E. Metropolitan Elias (Aoude),of Beirut and dependencies, at the center of the bishopric, who accompanied him to the airport.
Patriarch of Jerusalem addresses "Restoration, Conservation of religious monuments and sites of veneration" event8. September 2016 - 9:05
On the afternoon of Wednesday, the 17th/31st of August 2016, an event entitled “Restoration, Conservation of Religious Monuments and Sites of Veneration” was hosted by Metropolitan Timotheos of Bostra at the Exarchate of the Holy Sepulchre in Nicosia, organized by Professor A. Moropoulou, project co-ordinator for the restoration of the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre.