Hillary Clinton Statement on the Convening of the Holy and Great Council
Hillary Clinton released the following statement to honor and celebrate the long-awaited bringing together of key Orthodox church leaders from around the world who represent about 200 million Orthodox believers. The Holy and Great Council last gathered more than a thousand years ago and the meeting taking place this week in Greece is nearly 50 years in the making:
"All people of faith should welcome the convening of the first Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Christian Church in over 1,200 years by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. I have had the privilege of seeing Patriarch Bartholomew's spiritual leadership for myself, and am hopeful that the Council will renew ties that have frayed through the centuries—because we are stronger together."
Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Statement on the Convening of the Holy and Great Council Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/318669