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Anglican priest in Athens says situation is 'incredibly worrying'

Posted on: July 7, 2015 2:29 PM
Anti-austerity protests in Athens in 2011.
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[Church Times] Churches and charities are unable to help relieve the suffering being experienced by the Greek people as the financial crisis escalates, because their own bank accounts have been frozen.

The Senior Chaplain of St Paul's, Athens, Canon Malcolm Bradshaw, said that the situation was "incredibly worrying. Everyone is full of anxiety and fear. . . Charities and churches who work with the elderly and the poor are struggling to find money themselves. Our own bank accounts have been frozen.

"There is nothing here, no money coming in - we have been completely cut off. We can't do much at all to support those in financial hardship."

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