Keyword: Orthodox Church

Greek Orthodox priest shot twice in SE French city of Lyon

An Orthodox priest of Greeek nationality was hit twice at close range by a man with a shotgun as he closed his church in the south-east French city of Lyon on Saturday afternoon, after which local media reported that a man matching a description of the assailant was arrested several hours later.

The 'double heritage' behind the crisis in Greece

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Following the creation of an independent Greece in 1830, the country’s administration has been significantly shaped by European models, while its cultural, religious and historical heritage, along with its geographical situation, have given the country, the first European state to have emerged from the Ottoman Empire, an exceptional political and economic destiny. In this interview with Joseph Confavreux, Geneva-based historian Dimitri Skopelitis offers a historical insight into the nature of the current turmoil in Greece, tottering on the brink of bankruptcy, its future within the European Union still uncertain, and the complex relationship between the population and the State.