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Greece's Priest Recruits Want Desk Jobs Only

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=56063&rubrik1=Society%20and%20Culture&rubrik2=Religion&rubrik3=Other&sort=1&sparte=4 Greece s Priest Recruits Want Desk
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      Greece's Priest Recruits Want Desk Jobs Only

      Greece's Orthodox Church wants its priests to have guaranteed desk jobs
      when they join the army. This came a year after the "Holy Synod"
      voluntarily allowed their priests to join the compulsory 12-month army
      service which they were exempted from.

      This was started in June when the defence ministry received a letter from
      Synod demanding that recruited priests be assigned posts in the army
      religion bureaus and should be excused from bearing arms.

      According to some, the Holy Synod initially volunteered for the army
      service to cover up after a series of sex and embezzlement scandals,
      including that of the former bishop of Athens, who embezzled thousands of
      Euros and was sentenced for 8 years.
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