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THESSALONIKI, Greece – Father Athenagoras Loukataris has dedicated himself to improving the lives of young people in the impoverished neighborhood known as Dendropatomas. The Greek Orthodox priest began “Faros Tou Kosmou,” a community center and children’s shelter, 10 years ago in this area, where drug addiction, prostitution and violence are commonplace. Athenagoras hopes to break this cycle by mentoring a younger generation of residents and fostering their natural talents. He has seen tremendous success.