Thursday 24th October 2013
The Archbishop met and prayed with His Beatitude during his UK visit to raise awareness for Syria
Archbishop Justin embraces Patriarch Gregorios in his study at Lambeth Palace. Picture: Aid to the Church in Need
The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III to Lambeth Palace on Wednesday last week.
His Beatitude Gregorios III, who is President of the Assembly of Catholic Hierarchs in Syria, was visiting Britain to appeal for reconciliation in Syria and raise awareness of the crisis there.
He was invited to Lambeth Palace by Archbishop Justin, who over a shared meal offered a sign of shared suffering of the Church of England with people in Syria and across the region – and assured His Beatitude of the ongoing bonds between the Anglican and Orthodox churches.