Islam

Athens mosque inaugurated, to open for prayer by September

Education and Religious Affairs Minister Costas Gavroglou inaugurated the capital's first official mosque on Friday though the facility is not expected to open for prayers before September as the appointment of an imam and other staff are pending and next month's snap election is certain to delay procedures.

After waiting for decades, Muslims in Athens finally get a mosque

Without minaret or dome, the beige, rectangular structure in a former industrial area has none of the ornate grace typical of Islamic places of worship.
But for the Muslims of Athens, it is the result of a long-fought battle - and the city's first formal mosque in more than 180 years.

Athens mosque to open on Friday, but no prayer services yet

Athens' first mosque will officially open its doors on Friday after numerous delays, though it is not expected to start operating immediately as its administrative committee has not been appointed yet.
Education and Religious Affairs Minister Costas Gavroglou is expected to attend the opening in the Votanikos district at noon.

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