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New Greek-American Metropolitan of Mexico Ordained Bishop at Age 30 in Constantinople

CONSTANTINOPLE – Unanimously elected as the new Metropolitan of Mexico by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Fr. Iakovos Andriopoulos was ordained a bishop in Constantinople on Feb. 2 with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presiding and U.S. Amb. to Greece George Tsunis in attendance. Born in Pennsylvania and a graduate of Holy Cross School of Theology, the 30-year-old clergyman is a native speaker of English and Greek and also speaks Italian, Spanish, and German. He had served as Archieratical Commissioner of the Archdiocese of Athens.

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NEW YORK – Greek-American John Avlon, a Democrat and former CNN political analyst, announced on February 21 that he is running for Congress in New York’s 1st Congressional District, the New York Times reported, noting that he is entering “a crowded congressional primary to try to flip a Republican-held swing seat on Long Island.

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