Synaxis of Heads of the ancient Patriarchates

On Thursday and Friday, September 1-2, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over deliberations for the Synaxis of the Heads of the ancient Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus at the Patriarchal Church of St. George at the Phanar.

In attendance were Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, together with their entourages, as well as Bishop Isaac of Apameia representing Patriarch Ignatius of Antioch. The main focus of the Synaxis was the plight of Christians in the Middle East; other issues of Panorthodox interest were also discussed.