A meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew had the Special Envoy on Combatting Anti-Semitism, Dr. Efstathios Lianos Liantis, in view of the visit of the Primate of Orthodoxy to the Auschwitz concentration camp, in order to lead the March of the Living, on May 2.
The Ecumenical Patriarch blessed the mission of removing every anti-Semitic stereotype and highlighted the need for co-operation between the actors of Christianity and Judaism, which the Ecumenical Throne has been realizing throughout its ministry through interreligious dialogue and many other initiatives of joint action.
He also stressed that he was willing to take coordinating action in the Christian world in order to eliminate the social pathogenesis of anti-Semitism and to preserve the commitment to fight any negative prejudice and persecution in the name of religion.
About 10,000 young people from all over the world will walk 3.2 km between the camps of Auschwitz I and Birkenau, in memory of those who died in the Holocaust and in an appeal to fight anti-Semitism.
This year’s main event is dedicated to the memory of the Greek Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and in the memory of their sacrifice, the Greek section of the Auschwitz Museum will be inaugurated by the Ecumenical Patriarch and the President of the Hellenic Parliament.