20612Orthodox hospital being built in Guatemala
- Sep 12, 2014Orthodox hospital being built in GuatemalaArchbishop Athenagoras of Central America (Patriarchate of Constantinople) laid the cornerstone of the clinicGUATEMALA. Archbishop Athenagoras of Central America (Patriarchate of Constantinople) laid the cornerstone of the hospital in the Aguakate region in Guatemala, reported the Greek news agency, "Amen."The medical facility will serve about fifty villages in the region. There has been no medical facility in the region to date. Local people have to travel long distances to receive care.It's a great honor for our archbishopric, for all of us, that the first clinic in the region was founded under the auspices of the Orthodox" - said Archbishop Athenagoras.The Archbishop thanked all the benefactors, with whose help it was possible to implement such a significant social project, as well as priests who tirelessly work for the benefit of the Orthodox Church in Guatemala, "giving examples of charity and ceaseless work for God and his Church."