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Celebration of the Feast of Saint Demetrius: Sakellaropoulou Stresses Importance of Unity

October 26, 2022

THESSALONIKI – In the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the events for the celebration of the feast of Saint Demetrius, the city’s patron saint, and the anniversaries of the liberation of the city and the October 28th national holiday begin on Wednesday in Thessaloniki.

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou underlined the importance of unity in order to face the great challenges of our time, in the statement made after the doxology at the holy church of Saint Demetrius.

Upon her arrival in Saint Demetrius, Sakellaropoulou was welcomed by the head of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros, and the Minister of National Defence, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, the Deputy Minister of Macedonia and Thrace, Stavros Kalafatis, the Regional Governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, and the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Konstantinos Zervas.

Androulakis: Support to the most vulnerable and to the young in a period of multiple crises

Opposition PASOK-Movement for Change leader Nikos Androulakis on Wednesday pointed out the need to support the most vulnerable citizens and the younger generations in conditions of multiple crises, in a statement after the liturgy for the Patron Saint of Thessaloniki, Aghios Dimitrios.

“We are living in an period of multiple crises, which are geopolitical, energy-related and economic. We all have to stand with responsibility and realism by embracing the concerns of the Greek people and especially of the most vulnerable citizens and of the younger generations that are building their future with, unfortunately, fewer opportunities today,” Androulakis concluded.

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