24 September, 2007
The European People's Party (EPP) decision to continue its contacts with the Orthodox Churches was reiterated by contact group head Wilfried Martens during a meeting on Sunday with Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos at the Phanar, aimed at coordinating the dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the EPP.
In statements to the ANA-MPA, Martens said that the dialogue with the Orthodox Churches was founded on common values and a common way of thought. "The Ecumenical Patriarchate is of great importance to us and our participation in the public and political life," he said.
In the context of the Dialogue, coordinated by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, 10 meetings have already taken place in Istanbul and in various European cities.
Source: Athens News Agency