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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2007
Contact: Re. Dr. Frank Marangos Tel.: (212) 774-0244
GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE PRAYS FOR VICTIMS OF MINNEAPOLIS BRIDGE COLLAPSE
New York, NY â?? His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, has asked that prayers be offered for comfort and strength for the families of the victims, the injured, and those traumatized as a result of the bridge collapse incident in Minneapolis last week. The missing people include Christine Sacorafas, a member of Saint Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis.
"This is a terrible tragedy," said Archbishop Demetrios following a telephone conversation with the relatives of Christine Sacorafas. "The last time anyone heard from Christina was when she called the Church on her cell phone. She called to tell them she was running late but was on her way to offer Greek dance lessons to the parish's children. We continue to pray for her and for those who are still missing."