Meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarchate

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew paternally received and met with the Coordinator of the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care, Fr. Stavros Kofinas at the Fanar in Constantinople οn the 3rd of July, 2019. Fr. Stavros informed His All-Holiness about his participation in the Committee meeting of the European Network for Health Care Chaplaincy (ENHCC) that took place in Rome this past June. More specifically, he presented the Patriarch with the initial program of the 16th Consultation of the ENHCC that will take place at the Orthodox Academy in Crete in June of 2020, which will be hosted by the Patriarchal Network.

His All-Holiness was also briefed on the ongoing  preparations of the 5th International Conference of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care that will take place in Rhodes between the 7th -11th of October, 2020. The Conference will be centered on ministering to the child. In conjunction with this, the Patriarch referred to his hope that a conference be organized for the Orthodox Youth who reside in Turkey and asked that the Patriarchal Network contribute to this effort.

Lastly, the Coordinator congratulated the Patriarch on the elections of the new Archbishops of America, Australia and Great Britain and expressed his hope that the Patriarchal Network will form a close working relationship with the new Hierarchs.

Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
for Pastoral Health Care

July 10, 2019