Παρασκευή, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

ANNUAL LUNCHEON OF THE CATHOLIC – ORTHODOX BISHOPS OF TORONTO




From Left: Fr. Damian Macpherson, Bishop Vincent Nguyen, Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, Bishop John Boissonneau; His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, o His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios; His Grace Bishop Georgije, His Grace Bishop Chrisophoros, His Grace Bishop Andriy and Fr. Peter Avgeropoulos.
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios hosted a Luncheon on Thursday February 27th 2014 at the Headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) for His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins;  his three Auxilliary Bishops, the Most Reverend John Boissonneau;  the Most Reverend Wayne Kirkpatrick;  and the Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen.  Also invited were three Bishops of the Canadian Conference of Orthodox Bishops:  His Grace Bishop Georgije of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada;  His Grace  Bishop Christoforos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Canada;  and His Grace Bishop Andriy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada.  Present also was Fr. Damian Macpherson, the Ecumenical Officer of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto, and Protopresbyter Fr. Peter Avgeropoulos, the Director of Interchurch Relations of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto.

Each year, His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios hosts a Luncheon for the Catholic Bishops, and His Eminence Cardinal Collins hosts the Orthodox Hierarchs at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. 

The atmosphere was very friendly and cordial.  Many topics were discussed, among them being the grave situation in Ukraine.  Both Cardinal Collins and Metropolitan Sotirios stated that they would give directives to their Clergy for special prayers for the people of Ukraine so that the will of God may be done and that peace and tranquility may prevail. 

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