Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with President Trump at the White House

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Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

The Archbishop was warmly greeted by President Trump in the Oval Office at the White House. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Fr. Alexander Karloutsos were also present for the visit.

“The President was very friendly and cordial. I thanked him for his support for the Christians all over the world and especially for his support for the Ecumenical Patriarchate,” Elpidophoros said after the meeting.

He said he briefed the President on the preparations for the visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States, whom Donald Trump would be very glad to meet.

The Archbishop added that the U.S. President responded positively to his invitation to visit the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in New York.