With the passport in the hands of his new fellow citizens, the Prime Minister wrote: “They are now proud Greek citizens.”
The meeting took place over the weekend in Paros, located on an island in the Aegean Sea.
The fire razed the coastal village of Mati, leaving more than 100 people dead.
Speaking to CNN in December, Greek Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos said Hanks “showed real interest in the people who suffered the Mati fire and promoted this issue in the world media.”
The order allowed Hanks and his family to apply for Greek citizenship.
Confessed love for Greece
Hanks had already converted to the Greek Orthodox Church and together with Wilson, who is of Greek descent, they have publicly disclosed their shared love for the Mediterranean country.
The couple have been visiting Greece for years and often vacation there during the summer months.
According to reports in the press, they own property in Greece, including a house on the island of Antiparos.
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And two-time Oscar winner Hanks expressed his love for the country when he appeared at the Golden Globes earlier this year.
none beats a Greece. Earth, sky, water is good for the soul, it is a place of healing, “Hanks said as he picked up the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.” data-reactid = “90”> “Greece is a paradise… I have been all over the world, I have been to the most beautiful places in the world, none beats a Greece. Earth, heaven, water is good for the soul, it is a place of healing, “Hanks said as he picked up the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.