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    Austerity starves Greek Orthodox Church of funds

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    The Greek Orthodox Church is being hit by widespread spending cuts at a time when the people arguably need its services most.

    There are complaints that priests aren't being paid and building or renovation work has ground to a halt.

    Under a 60-year-old deal, the church handed over almost all its property to the state. In exchange,
    the government pays thousands of priests' salaries.