On Thursday, March 1, 2012, His All-Holiness officially opened the Photograph Exhibition in his honor entitled “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: trek to Mount Athos” organized by the Mt. Athos Center of Thessaloniki and hosted by the General Consul of Greece, the Hon. Nikolaos Matthioudakis at the Sismanogleio Hall of the Greek Consulate General in Istanbul.
Among those in attendance were the Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, the Hon. Nikos Sifounakis, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, the Hon. Dimitris Dollis, and the Mayor of Thessaloniki and President of the Mt. Athos Center, the Hon. Yannis Boutaris.