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Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews is an author at Religion News Service.

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Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center reopens at last

By Karen Matthews — December 7, 2022
NEW YORK (AP) — The new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine hosted its first liturgy service on Tuesday to mark the Feast of St. Nicholas and is preparing to welcome visitors who want to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Vaccine mandate for NYC educators survives court challenge

By Karen Matthews, Marina Villeneuve, and Larry Neumeister — October 6, 2021
New York City's vaccination mandate for school staff survived a court challenge Tuesday while hospitals across the state reported few disruptions to their services due to the vaccine requirement for health care workers.

Greek Orthodox Church at ground zero still unfinished, 20 years later

By Karen Matthews and Peter Smith — September 9, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — Slated for completion next year, the church is surrounded by a small public park and features a Byzantine-style dome and marble cladding that can be lit from within.
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