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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-06-29

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Patriarchate – Pope in a Joint Ceremony
  • [02] Police Lieutenant in Suspension
  • [03] Sri Lanka: Bloody Clashes

  • [01] Rome, Italy

    Patriarchate Pope in a Joint Ceremony

    29 Ιουν 2008 17:11:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ-ΑNA-ΜNA

    Pope Benedict 15th and Ecumenical Patriarchate Bartholomew officiated a joint ceremony in a shining and religious atmosphere for the celebration of apostles Peter and Paul. The two ecclesiastical fathers sitting one next to the other renewed the values for unity among Christians. But they also acknowledged the obstacles between the Catholic and Orthodox Church. "The celebration of the holly apostles Peter and Paul provides the chance for the two churches to seal their commitment for peace and for reinforcement of their solidarity" Ecumenical Patriarchate Bartholomew stressed in his meeting with Pope Benedict. After their meeting the two spiritual fathers exchanged gifts and the Patriarch presented the Pope in his escort. Later today afternoon, the pontiff will declare in "San Paolo" church the presence of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as well as the beginning of the year the Catholic Church will consecrate to Apostle Paul.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [02] Police Lieutenant in Suspension

    29 Ιουν 2008 19:48:0

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: ANA, MNA

    Police officer who left his car keys in the police car and facilitated way the police lieutenant stealing the car and leading a dangerous pursuit yesterday in Athens-Lamia highway, was suspended from duties. On parallel, police commander in chief ordered investigation on Karditsa police officers for the way they handled the case of the police lieutenant who has s medical record of neurosis and fear syndrome. He was medically examined and was decided that he is capable of serving the police department. What must be noted is that in January, he was examined by a physiatrist and received a 30 days leave from work. His wife testified in Karditsa police department yesterday that her husband had hit her. However the competent police officers did not proceed to any further investigation.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [03] 41 Guerillas 2 Soldiers Killed

    Sri Lanka: Bloody Clashes

    29 Ιουν 2008 16:38:0

    Sources: BBC

    Military officers reported that 41 Guerillas and 2 soldiers were killed in a military operation launched by security forces in Sri Lanka. Clashes were also reported in 4 provinces 140 Km north of Colombo. A defence ministry official said the latest fighting took place in the Jaffna, Mannar and Vavuniya regions. 17 soldiers had been wounded in the clashes. There has been no comment from the rebels about the fighting. The Sri Lankan army has pledged to defeat the rebels in their northern stronghold before the end of this year. On Thursday, fighting in Vavuniya and Mannar killed 17 rebels and three soldiers dead, a defence ministry official told the Associated Press news agency. The military is carrying out an offensive which it says is aimed at crushing the rebels by the end of this year.


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