The Head of the European Union Delegation to Turkey, Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, paid an official visit today, March 5, 2021, to the Theological School of Halki, accompanied by his associates and the Mayor of Princes’ Islands, as well as by the Greek Ambassador to Ankara, M. Diamesis.
The high-ranking EU Delegation officials were received by the Abbot Bishop Kassianos of Aravissos and were guided to the church, the classrooms, the historical library, and the other premises of the School.
In his address, the Abbot referred extensively to the history of the Theological School of Halki, which unfortunately remains closed from 1971 onwards, while underlining the efforts made by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for its reopening.
Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, after expressing his joy and deep emotion for visiting this historic educational institution of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, assured the Abbot of his current and future support to the just request of the Patriarchate for its reopening. A long discussion followed on the reopening of the School, which, as Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut stressed, he himself expects.