Press Center

The Ecumenical Patriarchate will operate a media center with full facilities and live feed (TV, Internet, Radio, & stills) in order to support visiting journalists throughout the visit. The media center will be located in the Ball Room on the lower lobby at the Hilton Hotel.

Media delegates accredited by the Press Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate are asked to come to the Press Center located at the Hilton Hotel in order to collect their accreditation badges and other materials.

The Press Center will be open:

Thursday, November 27, 2014, from 16:00 – 20:00
Friday, November 28, 2014, from 09:00
 – 22:00
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 
from 09:00 – 22:00
Sunday, November 30, 2014, 
from 09:00 – 22:00


Official Press Conferences are scheduled to be held:

November 28, 2014, at 20:00, by His Eminence Elder Metropolitan John of Pergamon and His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa

November 29, 2014, at 20:00, and November 30, 2014, at 13:00, both co-chaired by Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office, and the Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne, advisor to His All-Holiness on theological and environmental issues.