Chinese official in Turkey first to visit Ecumenical Patriarch

Cui Wei

Cui Wei

The Consul General of China in Istanbul made an official visit to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Wednesday.

Cui Wei is the first Chinese official to visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and was briefed by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch on the activities of the Greek Orthodox metropolitan diocese of Hong Kong on spiritual and religious activities, including the latest news on the Orthodox Christians who live there.

On his part, the Chinese Consul General briefed Bartholomew on the particulars of social and spiritual life in China, and said he would like to see Patriarch Bartholomew visit China.

After the meeting, Cui Wei visited the cathedral accompanied by Patriarchal Deacon Jacob.