Funeral Service of Former President Karolos Papoulias Held in Athens

December 29, 2021

ATHENS – The funeral service for former president Karolos Papoulias, with honors accorded a state leader and under state expense, was held at Agios Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Pangrati on Wednesday, in the presence of nearly the entire political leadership of Greece.

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Papoulias’ long-term associate and legal advisor Kostas Michiotis delivered eulogies, while the service was attended by the Greek prime minister, Parliament leader, party leaders, former prime ministers and presidents, as well as personal friend and former Serbian president Milan Milutinovic, along with the leaders of the armed forces. Several current and past ministers, including colleagues and fellow politicians from PASOK also attended.

The ceremony included an honorary presidential guard and the presidential band.

Papoulias, who died on Sunday aged 92, was one of the founders of PASOK and served as MP for the district of Ioannina, W. Greece, for 27 years before being elected president of Greece over two terms (March 2005 to March 2015). He also served as Foreign Minister (1993-1996).

He will be buried on the island of Lake Ioannina, the area he was born in, in a funeral attended by close family members.


ATHENS - A protest rally at Syntagma Square concluded on Tuesday evening with farmers from all of Greece calling on the government to meet their demands.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


‘Without Us, You Don’t Eat’: Greek Farmers Ride Some 200 Tractors to Athens to Demand Financial Help (Vids)

ATHENS — Greek farmers rode Tuesday some 200 tractors to the capital, Athens, demanding financial help from the government as cost of living spiked in the Mediterranean country.

ATHENS - SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader called on members of the Political Secretariat meeting on Tuesday to clarify whether they are doubting him as party leader.

WASHINGTON - The White House continues to warn Israel against expanding its offensive into Rafah, the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip.

KANSAS CITY, Mo — Missouri prosecutors said Tuesday that two men have been charged with murder in last week’s shooting that killed one person and injured 22 others after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.