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MAJOR EARTHQUAKE HIT PAKISTAN OCTOBER 8

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  • Nelson Mitrophan Chin
    http://www.orthodox.cn/news/051010pakistan_en.htm For immediate release 10 October 2005 11:05AM Hong Kong (OP) - On Saturday, October 8, a major earthquake hit
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      For immediate release
      10 October 2005 11:05AM

      Hong Kong (OP) - On Saturday, October 8, a major earthquake hit
      Pakistan, leaving thousands dead and the numbers continue to rise.

      Pakistan belongs to the Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast
      Asia and there is a small Orthodox community there named in honor of
      Saint Alexander, the Patriarch of Constantinople (The Metropolitanate
      is under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate).

      His Eminence Metropolitan NIKITAS has been in contact with the
      faithful there by telephone. He was informed that there was no loss of
      life in the Orthodox community, although there is unbelievable damage
      and suffering in the area of Lahore, where the community is located.
      The Metropolitan has already released funds to assist in the relief
      work. The local Orthodox community will purchase various supplies and
      materials and give them to those in need, as an expression of love for
      others. Orthodox faithful are already taking and active role in the
      efforts.

      Metropolitan NIKITAS also stated that he and Dean Triantafilou, IOCC
      Executive Director, have been in contact, so that efforts might be
      properly coordinated. Anyone wishing to support the relief efforts may
      send a donation to IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities)
      or directly to the Metropolitanate. Any donations sent to the
      Metropolitanate must be made payable to "Orthodox Metropolitanate of
      Hong Kong and Southeast Asia" (earmarked for earthquake relief) and
      mailed to 704 Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Hong Kong.
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