The head of the Orthodox Church of Greece, Archbishop Christodoulos, who died on January 28 aged 69 after a seven-month battle with liver cancer, was a charismatic orator who captivated and divided Greek society with his strong views on nationalism and church-state relations.
Snipers patrolling rooftops, streets and entire city blocks sealed off and thousands of police and soldiers on duty -- Israel and the Palestinian Authority are going on full alert for United States President George Bush's visit. For weeks, Israeli and Palestinian officials have grappled with how to ensure the safety of the leader of the world's sole superpower.
Clad in a dirty blue overall, the young man planted his feet squarely on the floor of the stifling bus, raised his megaphone and hectored the passengers: "You stinking capitalists!" Headed by the ageing 1960s bus, the rattle-trap convoy of communist-era vehicles, which also included a couple of Trabant and Lada cars, lumbered off to the heart of what was once the showpiece of the People's Republic of Poland.