His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Archbishop, Constantinople-New RomeTurkey
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is Archbishop of Constantinople. His All-Holiness promotes human rights, religious tolerance, and environment protection. In 2008, The Time included His All-Holiness in the 100 most influential people in the world list and in 1997 he received the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest civilian awards given by the United States. His All-Holiness studied at the Theological School of Halki, Pontifical Oriental Institute of the Gregorian University in Rome, Ecumenical Institute in Geneva, and the University of Munich.