Crete's Archdiocese offers land for the jobless
Archbishop of Crete Eirinaios said the Church is proposing to give farmland to
people without jobs to help them during a crushing economic crisis.
Speaking dto the Church News Agency Dogma, he noted that he “wanted to show
the love of the Church to the people who are in need of food” stressing that the
“Church will follow all procedures provided by law.”
In the first phase, this action is only made by the Archdiocese of Crete and
not the other churches of the island.
The Archbishop said that, “We will first look at whether the people who have
expressed interest have real needs, and not predatory intentions.”
At this stage there has been no concerted action by the Archdiocese of Crete
on the issue. The Archbishop Eirinaios expects requests to be submitted to then
consider how they will be fulfilled and to what amount. An Athens Archbishop has
proposed a similar idea.
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