Archbishop Nikitas in Westminster advocates for Roma Holocaust awareness

On Monday, 22, April, 2024, His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain, President of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), delivered a moving address @UKParliament at the invitation of @ROconect. The event centred on “Ensuring Remembrance: Advocating For Education and Commemoration of the Roma Holocaust in the UK”.

In his speech, the Archbishop spoke of the errors of the past, the sins of previous generations and the transgressions caused by ignorance and fear. His Eminence spoke of his own childhood experiences and the prejudice in the United States. He cited the impactful alliance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the late great Archbishop Iakovos, who marched together in Selma, Alabama.

Archbishop Nikitas also spoke of forgiveness and the importance of looking forward rather than dwelling on past grievances. He affirmed his and his Archdiocese’s commitment to supporting the Roma community’s fight for justice, equality, and truth.