Athens’ first official mosque permitted to reopen for Christmas

Mosque beset by difficulties finally to allow in worshippers thanks to relaxation of Greece’s Covid restrictions

Christmas has been greeted with enthusiasm by Muslim worshippers in Athens after the modern Greek capital’s first official mosque – forced to close only days after its inauguration in November – was told it could reopen for the holiday.

Relaxation of a national lockdown to enable Greek Orthodox faithful to attend mass on Christmas Day means the mosque will also be able to operate.

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