The New York Times – A Gentle Patriarch (7 December 1963)

The New York Times December 7, 1963 carried a story on Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras.

This New York Times article from December 7, 1963 is one of the first reports after Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras invited "the heads of all Christian churches of the East and the West" to a summit in Jerusalem.  It provides a brief biography of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, his motivation for extending the invitation, and the Roman Catholic response.

The attached news article is courtesy of the Archives of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America


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