Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Christodoulos departs on Wednesday for the Vatican and starts the first visit by a prelate of the Church of Greece to the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, which will be concluded on Saturday morning.
Archbishop Christodoulos will meet Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, while during his stay in Rome, he will be proclaimed honorary professor of the Vatican University.
In a statement on Tuesday, Archbishop Christodoulos said:"Throughout humanity today there is talk for the need of cooperation between religions and not only between Christian churches. And this, because we must, in every possible way, safeguard peace in the world which is threatened many times by certain fanatical people who hide behind and act under the guise of religion."
Source: Athens News Agency