Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: (Video & Photo Gallery)

Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Photo: ΤΝΗ

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered in central Athens Wednesday to pay their respects to Constantine Mitsotakis, the former conservative prime minister who died this week aged 98.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, and Greece’s 76-year-old former king, Constantine, were among mourners filing past his coffin at Athens Cathedral on the eve of his funeral on the island of Crete.

Mitsotakis served as prime minister between 1990 and 1993. Although he was considered by some of his political opponents to have been a divisive figure, the government declared four days of official mourning.

Στην κηδεία του πρώην πρωθυπουργού και επίτιμου προέδρου της ΝΔ Κωνσταντίνου Μητσοτάκη. Περισσότερα: http://bit.ly/2rTMmoi

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Supporters credit him with advocating fiscal restraint years before Greece was hit by severe financial crisis, but critics said he contributed to a highly charged political atmosphere in the late 1980s.

Mitsotakis’ son, conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, was at the cathedral to receive condolences.

A memorial service Wednesday, led by Greek Church leader Archbishop Ieronymos, was broadcast live on state television and private stations.

Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Photo: ΤΝΗ

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Σε λίγο η εξόδιος ακολουθία για τον αείμνηστο πρώην πρωθυπουργό και επίτιμο πρόεδρο της ΝΔ Κωνσταντίνο Μητσοτάκη… Περισσότερα στο: http://bit.ly/2rTMmoi

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Σε λίγο η εξόδιος ακολουθία για τον αείμνηστο πρώην πρωθυπουργό και επίτιμο πρόεδρο της ΝΔ Κωνσταντίνο Μητσοτάκη… Περισσότερα στο: http://bit.ly/2rTMmoi

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Σε λαϊκό προσκύνημα από το πρωί στην Μητρόπολη Αθηνών η σορός του αείμνηστου Κωνσταντίνου Μητσοτάκη. Ο τέως βασιλιάς Κωνσταντίνος συνοδευόμενος από την σύζυγό του Αννα Μαρία παρόντες στην κηδεία. Περσσότερα στο: http://bit.ly/2rTMmoi

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Σε λαϊκό προσκύνημα από το πρωί στην Μητρόπολη Αθηνών η σορός του αείμνηστου Κωνσταντίνου Μητσοτάκη

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Σε λαϊκό προσκύνημα από το πρωί στην Μητρόπολη Αθηνών η σορός του αείμνηστου Κωνσταντίνου Μητσοτάκη… Περισσότερα στο: http://bit.ly/2rTMmoi

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Σε λαϊκό προσκύνημα από το πρωί στην Μητρόπολη Αθηνών η σορός του αείμνηστου Κωνσταντίνου Μητσοτάκη

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The party also said that it was the late prime minister’s wish, instead of funeral wreaths, to make any donations to the following environmental NGOs for the reforestation of the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) in Crete:
-Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage
ALPHA BANK
IBAN – GR6901401770177002002000045
SWIFT – CRBAGRAAXXX
– Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature
ALPHA BANK
GR 6301401200120002002011

-WWF Greece

National Bank: 104/480440-64 – IBAN: GR55 0110 1040 0000 10448044064 – SWIFT: ETHNGRAA

ND said it has opened a book of condolences at the party’s headquarters in Moschato.

All scheduled ND events are cancelled until June 4.

Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Photo: ΤΝΗ
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Photo: ΤΝΗ
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Photo: ΤΝΗ
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Photo: ΤΝΗ
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, May 31, 2017: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos
Funeral Service for Constantine Mitsotakis at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens: Photo: Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos