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, , 1866 - 1953

  The Bishop Karavagelis (1866-1935) was born in Stypsi. A number of years,served as a bishop in the City of Kastoria north of Greece. His Heroic effort to voluntarily govern the Greek villages of the north,when they were still under Turkish occupation,and when the gorilla like Bulgarian gangs,used to kill the Greek teachers and priests, and replacing them with their own, changing the Greeks in to Bulgarians. He arranged this time Greek Gangs, against the Bulgarians, and with a great effort and determination, he managed to keep the Greek Borders as they are today.
  The region of Kastoria constituted the center of preparation and action of the armed liberating Macedonian War. In that region the resistance against the Bulgarians is organized and important historic personalities appear, such as Pavlos Melas, Germanos Karavagelis and Ion Dragoumis, who, with their robust attitude, led the War to the liberation of the region in 11 November 1912.

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