His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, during his visit on Saturday, 23rd of September 2017, blessed with his presence the Historical and Folklife Museum of New Orestiada and Region.

His All Holiness was accompanied, among others, by His Eminence Metropolitan Damascinos of Didymoteicho, Orestiada and Soufli. Guide during the visit was the musum's president, Paschalis Mavridis.