January 7, 2013
His All Holiness Bartholomew
Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome
and Ecumenical Patriarch
Your All Holiness:
I read the outstanding article in the New York Times about your environmental advocacy, and I wanted to offer my deepest gratitude for your leadership on this important issue. Thank you for reminding people of all faiths that our planet is a precious gift- your teachings are wise and inspiring, and I hope they continue to resonate around the globe.
I extend my warmest personal regards and my best wishes for a wonderful new year.