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Big Greek Businesses Offer Church Humanitarian Causes Help

March 7, 2018

ATHENS – With the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA having reneged on promises to help Greece’s most needy and doing almost nothing to help the worst off, the Greek Church, which has operated soup kitchens and outreach programs, will be getting help from big business.

Seeking to expand the efforts of its humanitarian branch Apostoli, Archbishop Ieronymos met with the heads of major enterprises such as Chipita, Eurobank, Piraeus Bank and Cosmote to form a special committee that will advise Apostoli at no cost.

Ieronymos said the plan is to extend the charity’s work to offer education programs, with a focus on the arts, foreign languages and computer skills, Kathimerini said.

The number of Greeks whose lives have worsened has grown during a nearly eight-year-long economic and austerity crisis that has seen successive governments mostly leave it in the hands of volunteers, the Church and Non-governmental Organizations (NGO’s) to deal with.

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