Pope’s visit to Athens

More than 3,500 police officers, including traffic police officers, took to the streets of Athens early in the morning to ensure the safety of the Pope’s visit to the Greek capital.

Unprecedented measures have been taken to ensure the movement of the pontiff, who is planning a rich program.

In the morning, the Pope will meet with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the presidential palace, and then with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Then, in the late afternoon, the pontiff will visit Archbishop Jerome I of Athens and All Greece in the Archdiocese. In terms of further travel – meetings with bishops, priests, members of monastic orders and consecrated life, students and Catholics of the Catholic Church in Greece, visiting the Holy Church of St. Ecumenical.

Tomorrow the Pope will visit the refugees at the “Reception and Identification Center” in Mytilene (Lesvos), and in the afternoon in Athens, the Divine Liturgy will take place in the Athens Concert Hall. Later, the Pope will visit the apostolic nunciature.

On Monday morning, the Pope will meet with the Speaker of Parliament, and then with the younger generation at the primary school “Agios Dionysius” of the Greek-French educational institution of Ursulines in Marousi. After this meeting, the Pope will leave for Rome by plane.

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