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Archbishop Elpidophoros Speaks with Joe Biden on Hagia Sophia

NEW YORK — Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on Thursday posted on social media to thank former US Vice President Biden for expressing his support on the Hagia Sophia issue.

On Twitter, he wrote: "I was grateful to receive a call from (former) Vice-President Joe Biden, expressing his support of our Ecumenical Patriarchate, and his solidarity with our cause to maintain the status quo for Hagia Sophia."

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WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America participated in the March for Life Rally in Washington and he delivered the following message and prayer.

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ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Choir of NY held its first meeting of 2022 and shared best wishes for the New Year with their annual cutting of the traditional vasilopita at Dionysos Taverna in Astoria on January 24.

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BRONX, NY – In a festive atmosphere, the traditional cutting of the vasilopita was held by the Northern Chios Society of Pelineon Agia Markella in the community hall of Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church in the Bronx on January 23.

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ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.

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Human Chain Formed to Help After Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse

PITTSBURGH — A 50-year-old bridge spanning a ravine collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, requiring rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet (46 meters) while others formed a human chain to reach occupants of a dangling bus.

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