17 November, 2005
Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos will be in Bologna on Friday to be honored by the city's university.
Bologna University, which is the oldest in Italy, has proclaimed Vartholomeos honorary professor "for the sensitivity he has shown in his struggles for the protection of the environment".
The official ceremony will take place on Saturday in Ravenna, at the Church of San Vitale.
On Friday, he will give a lecture on the theme "The environment and its problems".
On Sunday, Vartholomeos will officiate at Bologna's Aghios Dimitrios Church and return to Istanbul in the afternoon.
Source: Athens News Agency