Athens, Τuesday, 10 May 2016
On Wednesday, 18 May 2016, at 18:00, at the Military Museum in Athens, the web magazine Pemptousia and the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Our Lady, in Balamand (Lebanon) are organizing an event on the subject ‘No forgetting. 3 years since the abduction of Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo of the Patriarchate of Antioch.
Taking part in the event will be speakers who are associated with Metropolitan Pavlos, from Greece and Syria. The main speaker will be His Eminence Nikolaos, Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki. His Beatitude the Patriarch of Antioch, the Archbishop of Athens and members of the political world will send written addresses.
Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo, was abducted, together with the Syro-Jacobite Metropolitan of Aleppo, John Ibrahim, some three years ago, while they were returning to Aleppo from Turkey. Since then no-one knows what has become of them.
As part of the event, video footage will be screened of interviews, the work and the life of Metropolitan Pavlos, as well as shots of similar events abroad.
Also included in the programme are performances by the choir of the Fathers of the Holy Monastery of Hamatoura, in the Lebanon, and of the Greek Byzantine Choir. The concluding speech will be given by Metropolitan Silouanos of Buenos Aires, of the Patriarchate of Antioch. Finally, a Resolution will be drawn up and voted on, addressing the three-year silence of the international community over the act of abduction.
The event will be transmitted globally through the Internet magazine ‘PEMPTOUSIA’