(ENI) Greek churches “face disaster” as crisis deepens

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A senior Greek Protestant has warned that minority denominations "face disaster" due to the country's worsening economic crisis.

"Heavy taxation, high unemployment and all our other difficulties are fast-forwarding us to collapse," said Dimitrios Boukis, general secretary of the Greek Evangelical church, which has 29 congregations in two regional synods in Greece and other communities abroad.

"We receive no state support and are fully dependent on our members, and we're already short of pastors because we can't afford them. The pastors we have are having to handle everything because we can't employ staff, so some congregations will end up without any spiritual care."

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