Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met in Athens on Wednesday to discuss the recent natural disasters in Greece, as well as concerns regarding the Christian population in the Holy Land.
During the meeting at Maximos Mansion, Mitsotakis thanked the Ecumenical Patriarch for the solidarity that was expressed to those affected by the recent fires and floods in Greece.
“Thank you again for the messages of support and love about the natural disasters that hit the country over the last month,” Mitsotakis said.
Greece’s Prime Minister additionally expressed his concerns regarding the Christian population in the Holy Land and told the Ecumenical Patriarch the Greek government had contacted Israel to ask for Gaza’s Monastery of Saint Porphyrios to be protected.
These comments comes almost a week after the Hamas attack on Israel.
Israel continued its counter attack on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after Hamas gunmen crossed the border to launch a terrorist attack on civilians, including at a music festival, on October 7.
Source: Orthodox Times.