US President hosts annual Greek Independence Day celebration at White House


US President Joe Biden hosted his annual Greek Independence Day event at the White House on Wednesday, April 3.

The event was attended by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, and esteemed members of the Greek American community.

“I am Joe Bidenopolis,” President Biden said during the event, drawing applause from those present.

In a post on X, Archbishop Elpidophoros wrote about the event, “We are truly honoured. On behalf of all I thank you for continuing this great tradition that recognises the Hellenic roots of Democracy.”

The annual celebration came after the American Archbishop met with US Vice President Kamala Harris earlier in the day. They were accompanied by Ms Kounalakis.

During the meeting, Archbishop Elpidophoros expressed his gratitude for the Biden Administration’s support on issues significant to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Greece, and Cyprus.

Ekathimerini reported that Archbishop Elpidophoros also extended an invitation from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Vice President Harris to visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul.

Source: Ekathimerini.




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