On 19th January 2008 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Patriarchal See:

·        Professor Elias Niobilakis, of the Athens Technikon, as well as the distinguished marble worker from Tinos Mr Praxitelis Tzanoulinos, who are in Alexandria attending a programme of recording and restoring monumental works of marble, which adorn the Hellenic cememtery.

·        A vast number of pilgrims from the Island of Tinos, under the leadership of Archimandrite Iakovos Settas, of the Holy Metropolis of Syros, to whom he gave his Patriarchal blessing and with whom he spoke, mentioning especially the Metropolitan of the Islands of Syros, Tinos, Andos, Kea and Milos, His Eminence Dorotheos, who happens to be a great friend of His Beatitude from the years when he was Secretary of the Synodal Committees of the Church of Greece

·        The new Ambassador of Georgia in Egypt , who was accompanied by his diplomatic officials of the Georgian Embassy, who was paying a courtesy visit to the Patriarchate

·        Mrs Eleni Theocharous, parliamentarian from Cyprus who was assistant of His Beatitude in his missionary work when he was serving in Cameroon .