On 10th July 2008, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, awarded the highest award of the Brigadier of the Lion of the Apostle and Evangelist Mark to Mrs Aikaterini Ginis, the departing Consul General of Greece in Cairo.

     During his address, His Beatitude mentioned the successful tenure of Mrs Ginis and expressed to her his gratitude for their collaboration. He also expressend the gratitude of the Alexandrian Church both to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece as well as to Egypt for their continuing concern for the Patriarchate of Alexandria.

     Following the short service, which was attended by His Grace Nikodemos of Nitria, Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo, His Excellency the Ambassador of greece in the Land of the Nile, Mr. Alexios Ioannis Zepos, the Consul general of Greece in Alexandria, Mr. George Diakofotakis, as well as the representatives of the Consuls General of Italy and Russia, His Beatitude hosted a lunch at the Patriarchal Refectory in honour of Mrs. Ginis.