“Mount Athos is expected to be in May. The dates have not yet been set,” chief of press service of patriarch Priest Alexander Volkov, said at a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday.
His statement implied that the patriarch’s trips to Mount Athos and to Crete, the venue of a Pan-Orthodox Council meeting, will not coincide.
It was reported earlier that Patriarch Kirill would travel to Crete in June. The Pan-Orthodox Council is set to convene on June 16-17, for the first time in more than a thousand years.