FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2005
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE DEATH OF ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS
"I join the Greek Orthodox community in mourning the loss of Archbishop Iakovos. During his nearly four decade tenure as Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, he broke down religious barriers and embraced the causes of justice and equality. Archbishop Iakovos was the first Orthodox leader to meet with a Pope in 350 years; he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama and was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter. We have lost a powerful voice for peace and religious tolerance."
Edward Skyler / Jordan Barowitz (212) 788-2958