Greece's Orthodox Church leader Christodoulos dies at age 69
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Monday, January 28, 2008
The head of the Orthodox Athens, at the age of 69., , died of cancer on Monday in his home in
The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou praised the late Archbishop and his personality.said in a statement that "Archbishop Christodoulos was an enlightened church leader whose work brought the church closer to society, closer to modern problems and to young people" while opposition leader
Flags in all state buildings flew at half-mast as well as on theand across the country as bells tolled. Condolences poured in as crowds of black-clad mourners gathered at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens where his funeral will be held on Thursday. The government announced an official four-day mourning and Archbishop's funeral will take place under the status of head of the state honours.
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