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Author Victoria Hislop sworn in as Greek citizen

English author Victoria Hislop was on Thursday officially sworn-in as a Greek citizen during a special ceremony held at the interior ministry. Hislop was awarded an honorary Greek citizenship in July 2020 for her work promoting modern Greece’s history and culture. The ceremony was attended by the ministry’s secretary general for citizenship, Athanasios Balerbas, as […]

Twelve stolen religious icons returned from the United Kingdom

A 19th-century religious icon showing the Baptism of Christ and another 11 icons stolen in 2005 from the Church of the Dormition of the Visokos Virgin in Kalouta, in the central Zagori district of Ioannina, have been returned from the United Kingdom. According to a culture ministry announcement on Tuesday, the 12 icons were returned […]