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May 2022 Week 4

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ATHENS - Shipping and Island Policy Yiannis Plakiotakis on Tuesday sent a message to all ferry passengers to observe the protection measures and wear face masks in all indoor areas of the vessels they travel on, after new coronavirus cases increased to 11,201 on Monday.

ATHENS - National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos met on Tuesday with Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Israel, Benny Gantz.

ATHENS - A sailing boat with eight passengers on board is floating adrift due to engine failure in the sea between the islands of Syros and Kythnos.

ATHENS - A wildfire broke out on Tuesday in a forest near the coastal village of Porto Germeno in northwest Attica.

ATHENS - Passenger traffic in the Athens International Airport reached 2019 levels in June.

ATHENS - There will be significantly increased subsidies to cover the cost of electricity in July, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas announced on Tuesday, announcing a rise in the amount of the subsidy per KWh but also the abolition of income criteria and consumption caps for eligibility.

ATHENS - "All the sanctions against Russia must be adopted 100 percent, without exceptions, and they must continue because if we do not stop it here, Russia will not stop at Ukraine but continue with this policy," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Tuesday, in an online address to the Economist Conference.

ATHENS - Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Monday represented Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the working dinner of the Ukraine Recovery Conference.

ATHENS - The British magazine "Conde Nast Traveller" has highlighted the Greek islands of Lipsi and Patmos as must-do destinations that should be at the top of every international traveller's list, stressing their spiritual aspects that promote well-being.

CONSTANTINOPLE - The Greeting by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Opening of the Clergy-Laity Congress follows: Your Eminence, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Venerable brother Hierarchs, Blessed organizers, delegates, and guests, Beloved sons and daughters, Dear friends, Ἀδελφοί καί τέκνα ἐν Κυρίῳ, Beyond sending you my formal message as a word of paternal love; and in addition to commissioning our official representation to your deliberations and celebrations in the person of the most senior Hierarch of the Throne, His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon, the new Metropolitan of Rethymnon and Avlopotamos (in Crete), Prodromos, as well as my Ecclesiarch and the Director of the Private Patriarchal Office, Fr.

NEW YORK - Monday, July 4 marked the Official Opening of this year’s historic Clergy-Laity Congress in New York City, which not only returns after over two years of pandemic, but also commemorates the Centennial of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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

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PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

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TNΗ’s Happenings of the Week by Eraklis Diamataris

NEW YORK – The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.

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