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President Anastasiades Discusses Cyprus Issue With Pope Francis in Vatican

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades met with Pope Francis in Vatican City on Monday. Anastasiades, along with his wife Andri and a score of Cypriot officials, were welcomed by the leader of the Roman Catholic Church...

Migrant Crisis Dominates Former Greek PM Tsipras' Meeting with Pope Francis

President of main opposition party SYRIZA and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras had a one-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. According to SYRIZA sources, Tsipras thanked the Pontiff for his efforts to raise international awareness on...

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Release Joint Environmental Message

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew released a joint statement calling for the protection of the environment on September 1st, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation for both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.

Pope Francis Thanks PM Tsipras for his Work to Support the 'Poor and Weak'

Meeting Greece's prime minister in the Vatican on Friday, Pope Francis thanked Alexis Tsipras for all that he has done to support society's poor and weak. In a brief conversation with Tsipras, Pope Francis spoke about his own but...

Infographic: Visits of Ecumenical Patriarchs to Rome and Popes to Constantinople

As Pope Francis is paying a visit to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Phanar here is a timeline of the official meetings of the Primates of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches throughout the centuries, as released by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. There...

Vatican: Greek Recipients of Giuseppe Sciacca Awards

Three Greeks will be awarded during the annual ceremony for the International Award Giuseppe Sciacca, on November 8, at the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Vatican. Greek Pediatric Professor at the University of Geneva, Afksendiyos Kalangos will receive the Special Jury Award...

Historic Meeting Between Tsipras and Pope Francis at the Vatican

Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras met today with Pope Francis at the Vatican and discussed the economic crisis in Greece, the migration issue and the need for politics that will re-inspire people as well as world peace. The meeting between...

Pope Francis on Greek President Papoulias: ‘He is a Wise Man’

The Greek President Karolos Papoulias was received early on Thursday by the leader of the Catholic Church Pope Francis in the Vatican, where the two men held a forty minute-long meeting. “Congratulations are in order for your President. He is...

Clooney KO's BoJo Over The Parthenon Marbles

Not since the late actress and Culture Minister Melina Mercouri; the eloquent writer and unbeatable debater Christopher Hitchens and his friend, Scottish Prof. Robert Browning - also dead - has Greece had, in actor-director-activist George Clooney, such an ambassador...

Clooney's Monuments Men Want Parthenon Marbles Back In Greece

Actor-director-activist George Clooney, who has taken on worldwide causes such as the Sudan tragedy, now has unwittingly stepped into an age-old fight between Greece and England over the stolen Parthenon Marbles being housed in the British Museum. He said they...