April 14, 2021

The Ecumenical Patriarchate congratulates the new President of the United States

The Ecumenical Patriarchate congratulates the new President of the United States
“The Ecumenical Patriarchate congratulates the new President of the United States, the Hon.
 
Joe Biden on assuming his duties, and expresses its delight regarding two highly symbolical executive orders signed immediately after his inauguration:”
 
1) The decision to lift the travel bans imposed on 13 nations with predominantly Muslim populations.
 
2) The decision for the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.
 
“It should be remembered that the Ecumenical Patriarchate has for several decades initiated a formal academic dialogue with Islam and hitherto organized some 15 joint conferences to discuss issues faced by all humanity in order to promote greater understanding and mutual respect between the two monotheistic religions, while also establishing peace and solidarity throughout the world.”
 
“Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has participated in many environmental events in diverse regions of the world. He has also delivered a number of addresses and published numerous texts on ecological issues. Indeed, for his contribution to the preservation of God’s creation, he has become known as “the green patriarch.”
 
With regard to the Paris Climate Agreement, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew played a part in various phases of its preparation, even accompanying President Hollande of France – at the personal invitation of the latter – to a special preliminary conference held in the Philippines.”