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Visit of the Honorable Balázs Hendrich, Consul General of Hungary in Istanbul

News Bulletin
From the Press Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received the Honorable Balázs Hendrich, Consul General of Hungary in Istanbul, together with, Mr. Tamas Torna, Deputy Consul General, and Ms. Anna Bihari, Consul, at the Phanar.

During their cordial meeting, His All-Holiness expressed his gratitude to the Hungarian Government for their harmonious cooperation with the Ecumenical Patriarchate, as well as for their significant gift, a 9000-square meter building in the center of Budapest. The structure will serve as the headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Eparchy in Hungary, which is under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Holy Metropolis of Austria.