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Greece legalizes cremation despite Orthodox opposition

March 11, 2016

The cremation of the dead recently became legal in Greece despite opposition from the Greek Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church of Crete.

Prelates of the Orthodox Church of Crete gathered in Heraklion on March 3 and affirmed that burial is part of Orthodox “culture and identity” and expresses “respect for the sanctity of the human body,” according to


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