Religion: Letter from Greece

The robed and bearded priests of the Greek Orthodox Church exercise unquestioned moral authority from Edessa to Marathon. But Orthodox majorities attract Protestant minorities, and the Greeks are no exception.

Protestants who call themselves Evangelicals have been working and worshiping in Greece since the latter part of the 19th century. But in recent years there have been signs that the bishops of orthodoxy would like to put a lid on their Evangelical brethren. A permit to build a new church in Neos Mylotopos, near Thessalonica, was flatly denied; the government has requisitioned some...

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