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Mikis Theodorakis: From today until Wednesday his body will be placed in a popular pilgrimage

At 15.00 the popular pilgrimage to the Diocese of Athens begins, on Wednesday at 15.00 the farewell ceremony and on Thursday the funeral procession and his burial in Galatas Chania, as he wished

The Greeks say goodbye to Mikis Theodorakis from today. The great artist, the ecumenical personality, the symbol of peace and freedom is handed over to where he has always belonged, to his people.

To all those who accompanied, defended, inspired, guided, comforted, stirred up with his music and struggles for decades.

From today at 15.00, his body will be in the Diocese of Athens to receive the last kiss, the last joy. The popular pilgrimage on Monday will last until 19.00 and will continue on Tuesday, from 10,000 to 19.00, and on Wednesday from 10.00 to 14.00.

An hour later, at 15.00, the farewell ceremony will begin, in the same place, which will be attended by his family members, people from his close friend and family environment, and representatives of the State.

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