His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, will be in Hungary from 20th to 25th September 2023 at the invitation of Archabbot Cirill and the monastic community of Pannonhalma. The Archabbey of Pannonhalma will provide daily press releases in hungarian and photo documentation of the visit.
Among the Patriarch's programmes in Pannonhalma, the Ecumenical Conference on Friday, 22th September, the Ecumenical Vespers on that day and the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, 24th September are open to the public.
Journalists will be able to follow the Ecumenical Vespers on the Internet, which will be broadcast live by the Archabbey of Pannonhalma. Upon request, the recording will be transmitted and photographic documentation of the vespers will be provided.
The Divine Liturgy on Sunday 24 September will be broadcast live by MTVA. Photos of the event can be provided by the Archabbey of Pannonhalma.
The Ecumenical Conference on 22 September 2023 will be open to the press on accreditation, as follows. For accreditation, scroll down!
9:00 - 9:15 Press registration at the Archabbey of Pannonhalma
9:15 - 9:55 Press seating in the designated area of the Ceremonial Hall. Line sound will be provided on request, please indicate this during accreditation.
10:00-10:40 Welcome speeches
- Archabbot Cirill T. Hortobágyi of Pannonhalma
- Michael Wallace Banach, Apostolic Nuncio to Hungary, Titular Archbishop of Memphis
- Balog Zoltán, Bishop of the Dunamellék District of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Pastoral President by the Synod of the Hungarian Reformed Church
- Fabiny Tamás, Presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Hungary
- Semjén Zsolt, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary
10:40 - 11:25 Keynote Adress by His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
On request, Pannonhalma Archabbey will provide the press with video and photographs of the remaining presentations of the conference. The entire conference will be webcast live by the Archabbey.
The full programme of the ecumenical conference can be found here:
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