DIASPORA


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DIASPORA

Greek government spokesman Yiannis Oikonomou on Friday did not rule out a meeting eventually between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is visiting New York for the United Nations General Assembly, and Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

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DIASPORA

Archbishop of America Elpidophoros has expressed his grief over the pain caused to diaspora Greeks by his presence at an official event organized by Turkey and attended by the Turkish Cypriot leader, Ersin Tatar, in New York.



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DIASPORA

A Greek restaurant owner in Bremerhaven, Germany is so appreciative of Angela Merkel that he ordered a life-size wax figure of the outgoing German chancellor, which he will display in his home.



Workers install marble on the exterior of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, which is the only house of worship on ground zero, on Thursday, in New York. Through an innovative process, interior lights are being designed to illuminate thin panels of marble mined from the same Pentelic vein in Greece that sourced the Parthenon, the ancient temple in Athens. The shrine will have a ceremonial lighting on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, while the interior is slated for completion next year. [Jessie Wardarski/AP]
DIASPORA

The domed sanctuary rising in Lower Manhattan, where workers are busy installing translucent Greek marble in time for a ceremonial lighting on September 10, bears little resemblance to the modest parish church that John Katsimatides had discovered years ago.

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DIASPORA

Before being unveiled in November and opened to the public in spring or early summer next year, the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas in New York will be hosting a service for the first time in 20 years to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.


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ELLINOPOULA

Ellinopoula, the brainchild of Greek-American economist Petros Sakkis, is a web-based platform designed to teach Greek to children of the Greek diaspora in a fun and interactive manner.


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DIASPORA

PSEKA-International Coordinating Committee-Justice for Cyprus is organizing the 36th Annual Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference on “Strengthening US-Cyprus relations” on July 20 to mark the 47th anniversary of Turkey’s invasion and continued occupation of the northern part of the island.

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DIASPORA

Seeking to strengthen Greece’s position in a rapidly changing world and its ability to deal with the significant challenges that lie ahead, dozens of Greeks at home and abroad have rallied together to establish an organization of global Hellenic networks.


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DIASPORA

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) expressed their support on Friday for the letter Senators Bob Menendez and Chris Van Hollen are preparing to send to US President Joe Biden asking him to speak out against Turkey’s attempts to lay claim to Varosha in occupied Cyprus.

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DIASPORA

Ten Greek American and Cypriot American organizations have sent a letter to US President Joe Biden ahead of the anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of the Mediterranean island to express their concern over the “new and renewed existential threats” posed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.