Tsipras to meet Vartholomaios on sidelines of religious summit


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was to meet on Monday with Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios who is in Athens to attend an international summit on "Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East."
The event, which is co-organized by Greece's Foreign Ministry, comes as tensions peak in the Middle East and as religious intolerance fuels the activities of radical groups including Islamic State further afield.

After a series of meetings with Greek and foreign officials throughout the day, Tsipras is to attend a dinner for delegates of the religious summit at 8.30 p.m.