On Sunday afternoon, October 16, 2022, the Greek Mayor of Östersund of Sweden, Eftychia Effie Kourlos, visited Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden at the premises of St. George Cathedral in Stockholm, accompanied by George Kontorinis, who was re-elected for many years in the Municipality of Solna in Stockholm.
The Metropolitan welcomed the above political figures and expressed his gratitude for the recent election of the two distinguished members of the Greek Diaspora and wished them every success in their political career.
Metropolitan Cleopas offered them as a blessing the commemorative Tomos of the Patriarchal Visit to Stockholm in 2019, as well as the egolpio calendar of 2023, from the publications of the Apostoliki Diakonia.
Giorgos Waltidis, who was elected deputy of district B in the city of Stockholm, also prayerfully participated in the Sunday worship gathering for the party he represented in the recent elections. The Metropolitan congratulated and wished Waltides the best.