Ljubljana/Koper/Maribor – The government ban on outdoor food and drink stalls has dampened down the festive mood at Christmas markets across Slovenia as inspectors clamped down on the vendors trying to get around the restrictions. Dismayed at what they see as unfair and unlawful rules, hospitality providers are now mounting class action to claim damages.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis today attended an extraordinary meeting with Archbishop Ieronymos and the Permanent Holy Synod to discuss public health measures at Orthodox Christmas services nationwide and to convey to the entire Church the importance of vaccination amidst a surge in the COVID-19 epidemic.
There is a free drink for customers wearing a Christmas jumper on Friday
Archbishop Elpidophoros of America gave a playful Christmas interview to children from the Saint Basil Academy in Garrison, New York, which is run by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The children asked the Archbishop questions that ranged from his favourite food and how many languages he speaks, to advice on how to achieve success and how he spent Christmas as a child.