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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-10-22

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  • [01] Church to construct care centres

  • [01] Church to construct care centres

    Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos announced on Wednesday that the Holy Synod has decided to begin the construction of four socially beneficial foundations. They are the Care Centre for Children with a mobility handicap (1,500,000 euros), the Care Centre for Autistic Children (1,500,000 euros), the Care Centre for the Rehabilitation of Young People from drugs (1,500,000 euros) and a Care Centre for Bedridden and Abandoned People (3,500,000 euros).

    Addressing a press conference at the end of a Holy Synod meeting, the Archbishop revealed that the money that will be provided for the commencement of these foundations' construction comes from the amount of 2,700,000,000 drachmas that the Greek state had made available several years ago for Church projects and is currently in banks.

    On the question of the segregation of the Church and the state, Archbishop Ieronymos said that "for me personally, segregation is not a problem. The distinct roles already exist, a calm discussion is necessary and personally I am not preoccupied with this issue. On the contrary, I think that it will give more possibilities for the Church to develop provided, however, that we do not look at it with 'narrow eyes'. We, however, will never raise a segregation issue, because we know that it will be at the expense of the nation. If, however, the state raises it we shall accept the discussion. We shall not do it, but if the state wishes, whatever government, we have nothing to fear."

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