This Friday morning, February 25, 2022, Pope Francis received in audience Aikaterini-Katia Georgiou, Ambassadress of Greece to the Holy See, on the occasion of the presentation of her Letters of Credence, reported the Holy See Press Office.
Was born on September 19, 1960, in Istanbul. She studied Greek and English Literature in the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens. She has worked in the division of International Organizations and Conferences, MAE (1985-1989), the Embassy in Sweden (1989-1992), the Protocol Office, MAE (1992-1993), and the Division of Bilateral Relations with the Americas, MAE (1993-1995).
She was also Deputy Director of the Presidency’s Diplomatic Office (1995-1998) and worked in the Greek Embassy in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, now North Macedonia (1998-2000), in the Personnel Department of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (2000-2002).
She was Consult General in Düsseldorf, Germany (2005-2007), Director of Studies in the Diplomatic Academy (2007-2009), Deputy Director in the General Inspection (2009-2013), Director of the Cyprus Division, MAE (2013-2015), the Embassy in Ireland (2015-2019), General Director in the Division of Affairs of the European Union, MAE (2019-2020), Inspector in the General Inspection (2020), and Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs (2020-2021).
On this trip to Greece, Pope Francis met in Athens with the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou and the Authorities; with the Catholic community, Bishops, priests, men and women religious, seminarians and catechists, and with Ieronymos II, leader of the Orthodox Church on two occasions. He also went for the second time to the Island of Lesbos to visit the refugees and celebrated the Mass of the Second Sunday of Advent in Athens. Before leaving the country, the Holy Father received the President of the Parliament in the Apostolic Nunciature and had one last meeting with young people.