On 27th October 2009, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa welcomed to the Patriarchal Mansion the distinguished soprano Mrs. Mara Thrasyboulidou and the musical director Mr. George Niarchos, who gave a musical-theatre presentation at the Sayed Darwish Opera in Alexandria on the completion of one hundred years from the birth of the poet Yiannis Ritsos.

      His Beatitude then received a customary etiquette visit from Mrs. Sophia Daskalaki Mytilenaiou, Deputy Mayor of Athens, to whom he spoke of the multifaceted pastoral and missionary efforts of the Church of Alexandria on the African Continent.