Church backs pro-life drive


The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has adopted an initiative by an anti-abortion group to dedicate one day of the year to the “unborn child,” it emerged Thursday.

According to local reports, the Church’s hierarchy decided to establish the first Sunday after Christmas as the “Day of the Unborn Child,” following a petition from a group called “Afiste Me na Ziso” (Let Me Live).

The reports cited a memo from the Holy Synod addressed to the Athens Archbishopric and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was dated July 9 and informed bishops of the decision.

The group, which welcomed the Holy Synod’s decision, said it champions “the truth, that an unborn child is a human being in the image of God, from the moment of conception.”