Greek President attends inauguration of Greek Orthodox Church in Egypt

Sunday, April 2, 2006

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Carolos Papoulias, attended the inauguration ceremony of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Alexandria, Egypt. The ceremony was blessed by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew. Also attending, in addition to the Greek President, were two ministers of the Greek government, a former Prime Minister of Greece, many Greek businessmen and the Orthodox bishops of Africa.

The development of the Church of the Annunciation in Alexandria has been financed by the Onassis Foundation. Tomorrow, President Papoulias will meet unofficially in Cairo with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

External Sources

Vivian Papastefanou. "Papoulias' Visit in Egypt" — ERT, April 2, 2006