A meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister, Dollis and Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on the 19th of January was held in a very positive atmosphere.
The Deputy Foreign Minister and Patriarch Theophilos discussed issues faced by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
Dollis addressed the Patriarch and said, “I am making my first official visit to the Jerusalem Patriarchate with respect and emotion, following my visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. I believe it is my duty to visit the Patriarchate before the launch of my contacts tomorrow in the State of Israel, conveying the wishes of the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. George Papandreou”.
His Beatitude stated in response, “Your visit is of great importance to the Patriarchate because it is not ceremonial, but an indication of your interest towards religion and the Church.