October , 2017
NEW YORK – The former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden visited yesterday evening His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America in his office at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.
“I can’t come to New York and not stop by to see you,” said Biden as the Archbishop welcomed him at the entrance of the Archdiocese. Together, they stopped at the Archdiocesan chapel of St. Paul and Mr. Biden lit candles and venerated the icons. The former Vice President also had the opportunity to see some of the items that survived the destruction of St. Nicholas at Ground Zero and are temporarily displayed at the Archdiocesan chapel.
As with previous visits the Vice President and the Archbishop, in a very candid atmosphere, exchanged thoughts on current issues of humanitarian and social nature.
Mr. Biden was accompanied by Mark Angelson, Vice Chairman of the Joseph Biden Foundation. Present in the meeting were the Chancellor of the Archdiocese His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, Fr. Alexander Karloutsos and Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos.
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