President of European Parliament visits Phanar

Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Friday, November 25, 2011, His All-Holiness received the President of the European Parliament, the Hon. Jerzy Buzek, at the Phanar. Issues discussed during their meeting included religious freedom, minorities and environmental protection. Also in attendance were the European Union Ambassador to Turkey, the Hon. Mark Perini, members of the Turkish President’s office and the representative of Minority Foundations in Ankara, Mr. Lakis Vingas.