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In the early 1900s, Rigas Pofantis, a printer from Athens, sent a request to leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for information. The president of the Church's mission in Turkey taught Pofantis, who was baptized in October 1905.

The Church experienced little growth in Greece until the 1950s, when Greek-American Church members in Salt Lake City, Utah, organized the Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society to retain their heritage and maintain ties with their homelands. Latter-day Saints participated in a number of diplomatic exchanges over the following decades, including a visit to Greece by Church President Ezra Taft Benson. Church leaders organized a small congregation in Athens in 1965 and reorganized it in 1967. They established the Greece Athens Mission in July 1990 and completed construction of the first meetinghouse in Greece in May 1999.

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Greece Athens Mission
Phone:  +00 30 210 6251967

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