Patriarchal News Bulletin

April 2017

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spoke at the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, which was organized by the Marmara Group Foundation. The Patriarch addressed heads of state, ministers, representatives from religious minority groups in Turkey, and academics from around the world, on the contributions of religion to peace and overcoming violence and terrorism.

The Patriarch then attended a luncheon hosted by His Excellency Abdullah Gül, former President of the Republic of Turkey.


His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed the condolences of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, as well as his personal sympathies, in a message to His Beatitude Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, for the recent tragic terrorist attack that took place in Saint Petersburg.