The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has repeated his request for the re-opening of the Theological School of Halki. His request was voiced again as he was speaking at a roundtable of a workshop titled “The Hellenism of Constantinople in the 21st Century”, held at the Galata School building in Constantinople, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Greek newspaper “Echo”, monthly also available in Greece.

An educational meeting of University professors and scholars from all over Greece with educators teaching Greek in Eastern Europe was held at the headquarters of the Society of Friends (Filiki Company), at the Odessa Charter of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. The meeting, part of the celebrations ahead of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, was dedicated to the great Greek benefactor of the University of Athens, Antonios Papadakis, who lived in Odessa, Ukraine.

The release of more than 3,000 prisoners on April 27, 1945 by the Soviet troops was celebrated in the annual event that took place at the city of Brandenburg’s prisons, in the German state of Brandenburg. Half of the prisoners were Germans, mostly political prisoners, while the other half came from German-occupied countries. Among them were 282 Greeks, to whom this year’s ceremony at the monument found inside the prison was dedicated.

Exactly one month after she was elected with 59.1% of the vote in Montreal’s Saint Laurent district, Emmanuela Lambropoulou, of Greek descent, took her seat last Wednesday in the Canadian Federal Parliament in Ottawa. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accompanied 26-year-old Emmanuela as she entered the House.