Patriarch Vartholomaios, Archbishop Ieronymos meet in Athens

Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios was greeted by Archbishop Ieronymos at the Athens Archdiocese on Wednesday, the first day of a three-day visit to Greece by the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Vartholomaios was expected to open a health conference in Athens on Wednesday before making his debut visit to the Saronic Gulf island of Hydra on Thursday.

The spiritual leader was expected to depart for Istanbul on Friday.