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International Parish of Hagia Sophia Association Files Lawsuit at EU Court of Justice

  Members of the “International Parish of Hagia Sophia Association” stated during a press conference at the Hellenic American Union in Athens,  that there isn't any progress regarding the law suit against Turkey. A law suit in which the European Court of Justice in Strasbourg is handling,...

Should Church Pay More Taxes due to Financial Crisis?

This is the third year Greece is dealing with a financial crisis and some propose that since salaries have been cut  and people are becoming unemployed, maybe the state should raise the taxes for the Greek Orthodox Church.  The Church has a...

If Your Easter Wasn't Exciting Enough Take a Look at the Rocket War of Vrontados, Chios

On the Greek island of Chios the locals have a tradition to spice things up for Easter. Besides the traditional egg cracking and conventional fireworks, a rocket war takes place between two local churches during the divine liturgy...

Valuable Artifacts Stolen from Agion, Oros

Insolent thieves stole important artifacts from the historical cell of “Axion Esti” in Agion, Oros. The thieves benefited by the absence of Elder Diodoros and entered the basement door. They stole three icons of Russian style; one carved icon, and...

Greece Refuses to Sell State Run Power Plants

Greece does not agree with a European Commission proposal to sell state run power plants  PPC.  "We do not agree with this proposal because it presents serious legal and technical problems," Energy and Environment Ministry Secretary General Constantine Mathioudakis...

Greek priest punished for hooliganism

A Greek priest and die-hard football fan has been punished by the Orthodox Church for hooliganism, Church officials in this northern city said on Monday. Priest Christos (photo) was a fervent supporter of top-flight side PAOK FC, whose fans...

Pope in Cyprus for a Three-Day Visit to the Divided Island

Pope Benedict XVI has landed in Cyprus to begin a sensitive, three-day visit to the divided island -- just a day after the killing in Turkey of Catholic Bishop Luigi Padovese, who had been scheduled to meet with the...