On Sunday, March 28, Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia, presided over a memorial service for the beloved Greek Fofi Loupos, at the Holy Temple of Saint Andrew in Kitwe.
The Metropolitan of Zambia, not being able to hide his emotion, referred to the personality of the deceased who was a role model with a huge social contribution.
The solemn Doxology for the national anniversary of March 25, 1821, was then performed.
In his speech, Metropolitan Ioannis said, among other things: “Today, we remember those who prepared the ground and those who preserved the language and the Greek conscience, those who cultivated the fighting ethos, those who kept the flame of hope alive. Let us open the locked drawers and read again the praiser of freedom, the man who had nothing else in mind “give freedom and language”, Dionysios Solomos praised the struggle of the Greeks for freedom and was shocked by the barbarity of the conqueror. Because the poem “Hymn to Freedom” depicts the past, present, and future of our nation”.