On Thursday, the 14th/27th November 2014, the Chief of the Hellenic Navy, Mr Evangelos Apostolakis, visited the Patriarchate. He was accompanied by a group of his associates, the representative of the Hellenic Embassy to Israel, Mr Evangelos Panagiotou, and Mr Gennimatas.
Mr Apostolakis and his associates were received by His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, and Hagiotaphite Fathers.
In the context of this visit, His Beatitude talked to Mr Apostolakis on the sanctity of Jerusalem, land of the Lord’s Crucifixion and Resurrection, as well as on the city’s particularity and ? He also referred to the conciliatory, peacemaking role of the Patriarchate in support of the current status quo as the safest context of interreligious and nationwide peaceful coexistence.
Mr Apostolakis expressed his appraisal of the Patriarchate’s work, thanked His Beatitude for receiving him and asked for His blessing before venerating at the Holy Sepulcher.
From the Secretariat-General