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Amid Economic Downfall, Greeks Attend Church

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Amid Economic Downfall, Greeks Attend Church

November 28, 2011

In the midst of economic turmoil, leadership changes and a looming recession, more Greeks are turning to their faith, CBN News reports. "The church is the last resort for everyone," said churchgoer Stelios Papayoannou. "Even more so when people have problems." Church member Maria Liberi said: "I think the church can offer a lot to the person in the midst of the Greek crisis and generally for all people. With faith, people can overcome all difficulties. This is why we flock here, to church. Times are hard everywhere. Church can bring relief to our soul and make us feel that there is something outside this life." There are approximately 10 million Christians in Greece, about 91 percent of whom belong to the Orthodox church.