His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was received today at the White House in the Oval Office by President Barack Obama. This reciprocal visit to the one paid by President Obama earlier this year (April 7, when he made his first overseas visit to a Muslim country, Turkey) followed up on their conversations at that time on the subjects of the recently concluded environmental symposium on the Mississippi River and the re-opening of the Theological School of Halki.
Representative of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA meets with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople4. November 2009 - 13:02
On 27 October 2009, the acting representative of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA archpriest Alexander Abramov took part in the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with the hierarchs of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA). Present at the meeting were Archbishop Demetrios of America (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese), Metropolitan Philip (Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese), Metropolitan Christopher (Serbian Orthodox Archdiocese), Metropolitan Nicholas (Carpatho-Russian Diocese), Archbishop Nicolae (Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese), Metropolitan Jonah (Orthodox Church in America), Metropolitan Constantine (Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA), and Bishop Ilia (Albanian Orthodox Diocese).
OF HIS ALL HOLINESS
B A R T H O L O M E W
"A CHANGELESS FAITH FOR A CHANGING WORLD"
Center for American Progress and Georgetown University
Gaston Hall of Georgetown University
(November 3, 2009)
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
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Thank you very much, Professor James J. O'Donnell, Provost of Georgetown University, and John Podesta, President of the Center for American Progress. We are also especially grateful for the students who are present with us today, and for their interest.
His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as part of his Patriarchal and Apostolic Visit to the United States met yesterday, Wednesday, October 28, with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters.
The Secretary General warmly received the Ecumenical Patriarch, and after the two were photographed together, His All Holiness signed the official visitor's book.
The meeting that ensued was held in a cordial atmosphere. The discussion revolved around the issues of mutual environmental concerns, climate change and the initiatives for dialogue among people, religions and cultures.
Fordham University conferred yesterday its highest honor, the Honorary Doctorate of Laws, to His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew "for his remarkable service to the world community and for the principles that he continues to uphold."
The solemn and historic conferral ceremony was held in the University Church at the Rose Hill Campus in Bronx, NY and was attended by many hundreds of people, University officials and trustees, professors and students, clergy of the Roman Catholic and the Greek Orthodox Churches, honored guests and hundreds of faithful.
At the Convocation and Honorary Degree
In Honor of His All Holiness
Fordham University Church
Direct Archdiocesan District
The Bronx, New York
October 27, 2009
(Remarks as prepared for delivery)
Most Learned President, Father Joseph McShane, Esteemed Members of the Board of Trustees and Beloved Brothers of the Society of Jesus, Most Learned Professors and Students, Your Eminences and Graces, Distinguished Guests, Beloved children and people of God,