„Green Patriarch“

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on May 2, 2011 joined the excursion of the Orthodox youth in Turkey, accompanying young  secondary pupils and students until the lake Sapanza in the area of ancient Nicomedia. After the stroll and joint lunch, young received besides gifts also Patriarchal blessing and a moral that faith in resurrected Lord should be a foundation of life of each Christian, as well as preserving God's creation should be concern of all people.

Patriarch Bartholomew is famous throughout the world for the position he has insisted for decades in which he calls for more serious approach to the ecological problem, as well as his patronage of many international ecological symposiums devoted to solving the problem of the preserving the environment. These activities gave him a nickname "green patriarch", as J. Chrisavgis writes in the article on the official website of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. 

Source: Pravoslavlje