John G. Manos, Archon Eftaxias, one of the Order’s Regional Commanders for the Metropolis of Chicago, represented the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the Second Annual Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit, which was held in Rome July 20-22, 2022.
“I was incredibly honored,” said Archon Manos, “to be able to Represent the Order at the Notre Dame Law School’s remarkable new Religious Liberty Initiative. The summit brought together people from different faith and professional backgrounds to work together to protect and advance religious liberty for all faiths here at home and around the world.”
The Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit brought scholars, advocates, and religious leaders to Rome for conversations about the future of religious liberty in the U.S. and around the world. The theme of this year’s Religious Liberty Summit was Dignitatis humanae, taken from the statement of the same name promulgated by Pope Paul VI on December 7, 1965, at the end of Vatican Council II.
Highlights of the Rome Summit included a keynote speech at the Dinner Awards Gala by Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Grand Banquet Reception at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome, as well as a tour of the Vatican. Also present were, among others, former Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from April 2011 to October 2013; Imam Dr. Nader Akkad; His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, OBE, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London; Grandmother Polacca of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.