A large group of religious leaders and other representatives gather around Archbishop Elpidophoros and Cardinal Dolan. Next to the cardinal are Archbishop Auza, Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York and New England and retired Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Fourth from the left is Auxiliary Bishop James Massa of the Diocese of Brooklyn and fourth from the right is Father Brian McWeeney, director of ecumenical and interreligious affairs for the archdiocese.
Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Elpidophoros share a warm greeting.
Cardinal Dolan welcomed Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at a luncheon in his honor Sept. 4 at the Cardinal’s Residence in Manhattan. The cardinal later led the recently installed spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in a tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, offered a brief prayer in the cathedral with many representatives of Catholic, Orthodox and other churches present.