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Greek Orthodox Church will provide food, support in economic crisis

Catholic World News - May 07, 2010

The Greek Orthodox Church will stand by the “battered Greek people” during the current economic crisis, said Archbishop Hieronymos II of Athens, the Church’s primate, during a meeting with the nation’s prime minister.

“We know that the consequences of the [EU-imposed austerity] measures will be more strongly felt after the summer, so we are getting ready, training parish priests to deal with the crisis,” added Father Gabriel Papanicolaou. “we also are preparing to supply food, clothes and other relief items, as well as to care for the needs of the people who lose their jobs, assist them with pastoral and psychological attention. The church will stand by the people as it always has.”

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