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Greek Metropolitan Investigated for Vaccine Comments

A Greek metropolitan for the diocese of Kythera made comments last Sunday in church that have spurred an investigation by the local prosecutor in Piraeus. Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythera had spoken out to his congregation last week on the...

Holy Synod of the Church of Greece Rules "Abortion is Murder"

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in Greece ruled on Tuesday that it considers abortion to be murder and cannot accept the practice. The Holy Synod, chaired by Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, is the highest authority...

Public Outrage as Anti-Abortion Banner Appears in Athens' Metro

Posters put up by a pro-life, or anti-abortion, organization appeared in Athens' metro stations on Monday, promoting the positions of the Greek anti-abortion movement called ''Afiste Me Na Ziso'' (''Let Me Live''). Since the very first moments of their appearance,...

Cypriot Bishop Provokes Anger with Views on Homosexuality and Abortion

A bishop from Cyprus caused controversy this week with his statements on homosexuality and abortion, forcing the government and the head of the church of Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos, to condemn his views. Morphou Bishop Neophytos stirred widespread anger when he...

Poll: Nine in Ten Greeks View their Culture as Superior

Almost nine out of ten Greeks (89 percent) believe that their culture is superior to others, while three quarters of those polled consider adherence to the Christian Orthodox as an important part of truly being Greek according to the...

Uproar in Cyprus over Woman Arrested for Having an Abortion

Following public outcry, Cypriot police on Thursday released a woman who had been placed in custody after she had had an abortion. The doctor who carried out the procedure in a private clinic in Nicosia; also remanded in custody for...

Each Year More than 30,000 Greek Girls Under 16 Have an Abortion

The approximate annual number of abortions in Greece is 150,000, with 30,000 of them performed to girls under 16, newly-released figures say. The data demonstrates the sex education deficit of Greek adolescents, according to Professor and Director of Obstetrics and...

New Report Shows Abortions in Greece Have Doubled Since Financial Crisis Began

An article by Kathimerini newspaper reveals the findings of a study on the increased abortions and decreased birth rates in Greece since the start of the financial crisis. According to Kathimerini's report on the study, which was presented during the 7th...

40,000 Underage Girls Get Abortions Each Year in Greece

Despite the fact that the financial crisis has led to a significant reduction in abortions within the country’s borders, Greece still remains in the first ranks among European countries, with 80,000 abortions per year (the same amount as births)....