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Your Beatitude – here at our Cathedral in the Nation’s Capital, we welcome You with much gladness and thanksgiving.

Hosting You and Your venerable delegation these past days — both in New York City and here in our Nation’s Capital — has been a wonderful privilege for our Archdiocese. I know that I speak for the Order of Saint Andrew as well – the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate – who were mightily pleased that You received the Athenagoras Human Rights Award.