Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has expressed his satisfaction after his meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios at the US Capitol.
Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, had the opportunity to briefly speak with the patriarch during a lunch hosted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
In a post on the committee’s Twitter account, Menedez said he was “honored to join my colleagues in welcoming His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch to the US Capitol.”
“[I am] grateful to share our admiration for his commitment to peace and cooperation, and inspired by his global leadership in combating climate change and advocacy for interfaith dialogue,” he added. [AMNA]