Cairo’s Greek Community in Mourning

The Greek Community of Cairo is in mourning after the sudden loss of Community Commissioner, Georgios Chalkias, who died of heart failure this Sunday at the age of 73.

The funeral will take place in the Greek Cemetery of St. George in Old Cairo, in the Church of the Assumption on January 21 at noon.

“The Greek community has lost a remarkable man who was always close to those who were in need,” said the president of the Greek Community of Cairo, Christos Kavalis, adding that the void left by Georgios Chalkias’ death is irreplaceable.

Georgios Chalkias was elected Community Commissioner of Cairo for the first time in 2000, with 94.8% of the votes. Since then, he was always elected with the highest percentages within the community which he rewarded by offering his work.

In memory of the deceased, the Greek Community of Cairo decided to offer 20,000 Egyptian pounds to each of the following organizations: the Greek Hospital of Cairo, the Greek Community elderly home and the two Community Foundations that Georgios Chalkias was involved with.


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