GREECE: Orthodox Offer

Prominent in Soviet counter-religious propaganda is the charge that "during the famine of 1921 the Orthodox Church failed to ease the Russian people's sufferings but clung to its treasures of gold & silver until they were seized by the State."

In Athens last week Orthodox prelates offered Church gold to Premier Eleutherios Venizelos, bade him take it all if by that means he could keep Greece on the gold standard. Tactfully M. Venizelos, who had completed his plans for taking Greece off the gold standard, turned down this Orthodox offer.

"In Greece the...

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