On Sunday, March 2, 2014, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew traveled to Hungary for a two-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
His All-Holiness was warmly received by Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén, Minister of State for Church and Minority and Non-governmental Relations, György Hölvényi, Greek Ambassador Dimitris Giannakakis, Turkish Ambassador Sakir Fakili, the Greek Embassy’s Deputy Head of Mission, Ioannis Stamatekos, Consul General of Hungary in Istanbul, Gábor Kiss, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chief of Protocol, Zoltán Nagy, and Senior Advisor/Protocol Officer Márta Pópáné Linka. That evening, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew settled in the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest.
The official Patriarchal delegation includes Metropolitan Emmanuel of France and Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria.
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Click here for the Greeting By His All-Holiness at the Roman Catholic Bishops Conference in Hungary.
Click here for the Greeting by His Eminence Cardinal Péter Erdö.
Click here for the Address of His All-Holiness at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. [Greek]
Click here for the Toast of His All-Holiness at the Dinner in his honor at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. [Greek]
Click here for the Address of His All-Holiness at the Official Luncheon organized in his honor by the Government of Hungary.