On 30th October 2007, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Russia accompanied by His Eminence Petros of Aksum, Director of the Athens Patriarchal Office, visited His Excellency the Minister of Social Welfare, Mr Vasilis Manginas, His Excellency the Minister of State and Government Representative Mr Theodoros Roussopoulos and His Excellency the Minister of Natianol Finance Mr George Alogoskoufis.

            Following these meetings, accompanied by Archimandrite Damaskinos Damianakis, Parish Priest of the Patriarchal Dependency in Athens, His Beatitude went to the Archbishop’s Residence where he met with His Beatitude Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece. He was informed regarding the progress of His Beatitude’s health and wished him a speedy  return to health. On leaving the Archbishop’s residence, he spoke with the media members present.

            On the same day, he received in his Athens Patriarchal Office:

  • His Eminence Ioakeim of Tamiathes

  • Protopresbyter Marko Nashed M. Gerges, Exarch of the Coptic Church in Athens

  • Mr. George Kyriakopoulos, special adviser of EKYO of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece

  • Advocate Nicholas Anagnostopoulos, Master of the Alexandrian Patriarchate

  • Mesdames Ekaterini Kolia and Chrysanthe Tambouratzaki, sisters of the late Metropolitan Agathangelos of Nea Smyrni accompanied by Mr Konstantinos Kolias, an author

  • Archimandrites Christoforos Economides and Bartholomaios Adamopoulos, Priests of the Nicaea Metropolis

  • The novice monks Demosthenes Georgiou and Stavros Toumblis

  • Mr. Eleftherios Tsiros, reporter

  • Mr Konstantinos Papandreou

  • Mr. Christos Thomakis, employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accompanied by Archimandrite Makarios Douzenakis

  • Mesdames Artemis Maridakis and Artemis Driyannakis