Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visited CERN Accelerator

December 3, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is the first Christian spiritual leader who descended into the bowels of the earth and saw the Large Hadron Collider.

That visit was a symbolic “step” in strengthening the dialogue between Church and Science. The Ecumenical Patriarch is the first Primate of a Christian Church visiting the facilities of the world’s leading research center, after the kind invitation of the General Director, Prof. Rolf Chiouer.

The Ecumenical Patriarch was briefed by Prof.Rolf Chiouer on the activities of the research center, particularly for the scheduled restart of the Large Hadron Collider for this coming spring of 2015, in order to realize the anticipated discovery of the particle, which is the origin of matter.