Cardinal Dolan honoured Archbishop Elpidophoros of America by hosting a lunch on September 4, 2019, to welcome him to New York.
After initial introductions and warm greetings, the Cardinal and Archbishop exchanged remarks. The Cardinal expressed his desire for each to be present at major events and holidays of the other, and the Archbishop agreed that cooperation and exchange are essential for mutual Christian witness.
At the conclusion of the lunch, Cardinal Dolan brought the Archbishop into St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A short prayer was offered by Archbishop Auza, the Papal Nuncio to the United Nations.