Thousands of faithful make pilgrimage to Greece to visit grave of new Orthodox saint

January 18, 2015 5:30 PM

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Thousands of faithful make pilgrimage to Greece to visit grave of new Orthodox saint

Christian Orthodox faithful visit the grave of St. Paisios in a monastery in the town of Souroti, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Sunday, Jan.18, 2015. Paisios, a monk who spent most of his life in the Mt. Athos monastic community, is the Orthodox Church's newest saint, was canonized last Tuesday, in an unusually short time (20 years, 6 months) after his death, in part due to his popularity among the faithful, who considered him a wise man and a prophet. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos) (The Associated Press)

A Christian Orthodox faithful kisses the cross on the grave of St. Paisios in a monastery in the town of Souroti, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Sunday, Jan.18, 2015. Paisios, a monk who spent most of his life in the Mt. Athos monastic community, is the Orth...

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