Metropolitan Sotirios Welcomes Justin Trudeau to the Metropolis
On May 14, 2015, His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios, Exarch of all Canada under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, welcomed Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, to our Holy Metropolis.
His Eminence and Mr. Trudeau have enjoyed a strong relationship for many years following the sincere friendship experienced between Metropolitan Sotirios and the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada.
Mr. Trudeau expressed his high regard for our Metropolis and also conveyed his thoughts and prayers directly to His Eminence regarding the tragic fire that destroyed the Koimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Montreal last month, located in Mr. Trudeau’s riding of Papineau.
Metropolitan Sotirios and Mr. Trudeau had a private conversation where they discussed a number of important issues including the sanctity of life, the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and the rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Before Mr. Trudeau’s departure, Metropolitan Sotirios wished him well and gave him a small souvenir from our Holy Metropolis.