Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bollanos meetings during dinner hosted with V/US President Joe Biden and US Secretary Hillary Clinton

November 6, 2009

by SManalysis

WASHINGTON – The Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden and his wife hosted a formal dinner on Nov. 4, at the Vice Presidential Residence to honor His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew who during this third leg of his trip to the United States is visiting Washington, DC.

His All Holiness and the Vice President had a long and fruitful meeting immediately prior to the dinner, where issues of mutual interest were discussed including religious freedom and religious tolerance, the interreligious and intercultural dialogue initiatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the re-opening of the Theological School of Halki and the leadership role of His All Holiness for the preservation of the natural environment.

Also, a reception and dinner was held in honor of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew hosted by the Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Ben Franklin Room at the Department of State on November 5, 2009.

During the dinners the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeow, was accompanied from high personalities of the Greek American lobby including the leader of Pan Epirotic Federation of USA Nicholas Gage, the Congressman Gus Billirakis, the President of "Omonia"Vassilis Bollanos ecct

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