(Reuters) Crisis proves a curse for Greece’s Orthodox Church

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Close links between the Greek state and the Orthodox Church are turning from a blessing for the clergy into a curse as the debt-laden government struggles to fund the ancient institution, just as impoverished Greeks need its charitable work most.

Starved of money as the state makes huge spending cuts, the deeply conservative church which grew from one of the earliest centres of Christianity is seeking new sources of funds.

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Posted April 21, 2012 at 9:34 am

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1. Vatican Watcher wrote:

Churches in the USA, take note.  This what happens when churches become mere ‘Christian’ providers of government tax money instead of giver of freely collected alms.

April 21, 10:28 pm | [comment link]

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