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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-04-15

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Ecumenical Patriarch arrives in Lesvos, hopes Church leaders' visit will improve lives of refugees
  • [02] Parliament approves proposal to probe into party and media bank loans

  • [01] Ecumenical Patriarch arrives in Lesvos, hopes Church leaders' visit will improve lives of refugees

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed his wish on Friday that his short visit to the island of Lesvos, together with Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos, and their conversation with the refugees will have a positive impact and practical results for those people who have been uprooted from their homes and lands.

    Speaking shortly after landing to the airport of Mytilene, the Ecumenical Patriarch said he's honoured and happy to visit the island which is so close to his birthplace, the island of Gökçeada, adding that his emotions are more intense this time because he came "for a holy purpose, to meet, together with His Holiness the Pope and His Beatitude, brother Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, our afflicted brothers, the refugees."

    "It was our duty towards them and we hope our short visit and our communication with them will have an effect, an impact and practical results for those who have been uprooted violently from their homes, their lands, and suffer until they reach their final destination, wherever that may be," he added.

    [02] Parliament approves proposal to probe into party and media bank loans

    Greek lawmakers agreed unanimously on Friday to set up an inquiry committee to probe into the legality and conditions under which banks gave loans to political parties and various media.

    According to the chair of the House session, Tasia Christodoulopoulou, the Committee will be made up of 23 members and parties will be represented in proportion to their parliamentary seats. Its findings will have to be completed and presented within two months.


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