Ecumenical Patriarch in Asea
On September 22, 2009 Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos visited Asea that suffered much from forest fires. He inaugurated the new square in front of Agios Alexandros church that took his name after a decision of the local municipality council. According to the same decision he became an honour citizen of the Valtetsi municipality. Patriarch symbolically planted a platan and a fir in order to remind to the following generations the need to protect the environment.
Photo Source: Daily newspapers of Athens
Video Source: Ellada TV