Tuesday May 26, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Vartholomaios to meet Merkel, Gauck during official visit to Germany

Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians, arrived in Germany for a nine-day official visit on Saturday.

The Istanbul-based spiritual head was expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Joachim Gauck among other high-ranking German officials, as well as with leaders of other Christian churches.

The visit is being closely watched by Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant communities.

Germanys Greek Orthodox Church has more than 450,000 followers and is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

In an interview with AP last week, Vartholomaios spoke of his upcoming meeting with Pope Francis, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem on May 25-26, an encounter expected to assist the Greek Orthodox and Catholic churches in putting an end to a divide that began in 1054.

The two churches remain split on a number of issues, including matters relating to marriage for the clergy.

ekathimerini.com , Saturday May 10, 2014 (17:48)  
Ranks of civil service shrink, but not for long
Debt talks resume amid concerns over differences, looming repayment, political upheaval
Driver accused of killing 45-year-old arrested
Asylum service hit by overhaul
Third-country tourists posted major increase up to 2014
Arabs, Chinese, Indians, Turks and Russians are among the tourists outside the Schengen area whose number has spiked in the previous four years, from 2010 to 2014, according to a survey publ...
Firms write off a tenth of turnover in bad debts
Greek businesses will have to write off non-performing debts adding up to 10.4 percent of their annual turnover as they can no longer expect to collect them. This is the highest rate in the ...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Berg brace gives Panathinaikos four-point lead
Panathinaikos beat Atromitos on Sunday and took advantage of the goalless draw between PAOK and Asteras Tripolis to open a four-point gap from PAOK at the top of the Super League play-off mi...
SOCCER
Reds add Cup to league trophy with 3-1 win over Xanthi
Olympiakos completed a league-and-cup double on Saturday by beating Xanthi 3-1 in the Greek Cup final at the Olympic Stadium of Athens, that was more balanced than the final score suggests. ...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Greece needs a second election
Most scenarios facing Greece are bleak. The country could default, introduce capital controls, forcibly convert savers deposits into bank capital, quit the euro and so forth. But there is s...
COMMENTARY
No more quick and dirty fixes for Greece
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde correctly said last week that the protracted negotiations between Greece and its official creditors required a comprehensive ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Third-country tourists posted major increase up to 2014
2. Firms write off a tenth of turnover in bad debts
3. Counter-incentives against early retirement
4. Halt in payments stifles market
5. Ranks of civil service shrink, but not for long
6. Debt talks resume amid concerns over differences, looming repayment, political upheaval
more news
Today
This Week
1. No more 'quick and dirty' fixes for Greece
2. ND's Bakoyannis fears capital controls over long weekend
3. Brussels Group talks to resume Tuesday with VAT, pension topping agenda
4. Greece calls on creditors to compromise as IMF payment nears
5. Greece needs a second election
6. Tourist dies in rockfall on beach in Crete
Today
This Week
1. Conspiracy madness
2. National self-awareness put to the test
3. Albanian demarche raises concerns about possible territorial claims over Greece
4. Why Greece won't hold referendum on reforms
5. Greek endgame nears for Tsipras as bank collateral hits buffers
6. Hotel contracts with a Greek default clause
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.