At noon today, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.
During their half-hour private meeting, the Ecumenical Patriarch expressed once again his condolences for the death of the King’s Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as well as his prayers and best wishes on behalf of the Mother Church for a successful and fruitful reign. The Patriarch also mentioned the centenary anniversary celebrations of the Holy Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, as well as other topics of mutual interest.
At the conclusion of the private meeting, the Ecumenical Patriarch presented the venerable members of the Patriarchal delegation: Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain, Metropolitan Theodoritos of Laodicea, and Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium.
Also present were Ioannis Raptakis, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the United Kingdom; and Matthew Lodge, Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic.