King Paul flew into Athens this morning from his Corfu Summer residence specially to attend the funeral service of Archbishop Dorotheos held at Metropolitan Cathedral, where the bier of the late Clergyman was lain in state brought last Thursday from Sweden.
ARRIVAL OF KING PAUL AND CROWN PRINCE CONSTANTINE AT THE CATHEDRAL.
THE KING LEAVES AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICE.
PREMIER KARAMANLIS AND MINISTERS STEPPING OUT OF THE CATHEDRAL
ARCHIBISHOP MAKARIOS AND (BACKGROUND) CABINET MEMBERS.
THE COFFIN IS NOW BEING BROUGHT TO BE PLACED ON A GUN CARRIAGE.
THE PROCESSION STARTS FOLLOWED BY THE HOLY SYNOD.
GOVERNMENT MEMBERS FOLLOWS THE CARRIAGE.
FOREIGN CHURCHES' REPRESENTATIVES (SECOND FROM LEFT ARCH OF CANTERBURY REPRESENTATIVE).
TWO GENERAL VIEWS OF THE FUNERAL PROSSECION
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Background: King Paul flew into Athens this morning from his Corfu Summer residence specially to attend the funeral service of Archbishop Dorotheos held at Metropolitan Cathedral, where the bier of the late Clergyman was lain in state brought last Thursday from Sweden. Dorotheos died at "Seraphim" Hospital of Stockholm after a short but painful illness. Greek Premier Karamanlis and the members of the Cabinet, the President of Parliament and Parliamentary Deputies, the Patriarch of Alexandria Christophoros, the Archbishop of Cyprus Makarios, the Holy Synod, the Diplomatic Corps, as well as High State and Military dignitaries attended the funeral service and followed the procession. The Rev.Canon D.A.Duncan, M.C., Chaplain and Rector of St.Paul's Church of Athens, represented at the funeral the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop and Diocese of Gibraltar. No women were allowed to enter the Cathedral and attend the service or follow the funeral cortege to the First Cemetery of Athens where Dorotheos is burried. The honors given to the late Archbishop are similar to Prime Minister on active service. As far as the election of the new Archbishop of Athens and all Greece is concerned, this will take place definitely next Wednesday and bishops Chryssostomos of Messinia and Panteleimon of Salonika concentrate the best chances to be elected as Archbishop.