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Ecumenical Patriarch…

Worshippers throw rose petals in front of Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios during his visit to Thessaloniki yesterday. The Greek Orthodox spiritual leader attended a number of events in the northern port city, including the opening of a Church of Greece spiritual center and a luncheon hosted by Education and Religion Minister Marietta Giannakou. The Patriarch also laid the foundation stone for a home for the elderly. Istanbul-based Vartholomaios is on a week-long trip to Greece and is due to visit the semi-autonomous monastic community on Mount Athos today.