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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Amanatidis' statement at Panagia Soumela Monastery, Mount Vermion

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

"Today, Hellenism within and beyond our borders honours the Dormition of the Mother of God, with our thoughts going out to those beset by the wildfires and also those who are trying to fight the fires. For the Virgin Mother has always been a symbol and source of courage in all our struggles.

Continuing the great Pontian tradition, we come today to Panagia Soumela, this Panhellenic and pan-Pontian pilgrimage site, to celebrate together in a moment of great reverence. I hope it guides us in our effort to move from crisis to rebirth.

Many happy returns to everyone!"

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