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Announcement Concerning Hurricane Katrina

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Aug 29, 2005

Responding to incoming information from news reports concerning Hurricane Katrina, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has expressed the deep and prayerful concern of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for the safety of life and property in cities and towns throughout the Gulf Coast region. He said:

"We are watching with high alertness and loving care the conditions as they continue to unfold regarding this powerful storm. We are praying fervently to God for the safety of all those in the path of Hurricane Katrina in nearby cities and towns along the Gulf Coast, particularly in the vulnerable city of New Orleans, which is home to Holy Trinity Cathedral, the first Greek Orthodox parish in America."

His Eminence also affirms the readiness and commitment of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to offer, by the help of God, all possible assistance to communities as the need arises in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Contact:

Nikki Stephanopoulos
Tel.: 212. 570.3530
Email: communications@goarch.org

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