More than 2,000 incidents of desecration of Greek Orthodox churches

A report Greece’s Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs uncovered 2,339 incidents of desecration of Greek Orthodox churches in the country during the five-year period between 2015 and 2020, making it the top target among various religious groups in the country. countries, accounting for approximately 92.57% of the cases.

There appears to be a correlation between the increase in illegal migration and incidents of attacks on Greek Orthodox religious churches and religious spaces during the five-year period that occurred at the height of the migration crisis. .

According to the report, for 2020, there were four hundred and four (404) incidents of attacks on religious spaces, broken down by religion as follows:

Christianity:

Three hundred and eighty five (385) incidents of all kinds (vandalism, burglary, theft, sacrilege, necromancy, robbery, placement of explosive devices and other desecrations).

Specifically:

• Three hundred and seventy-four (374) incidents concern the Orthodox Church, ie 92.57% of the total.

• Seven (7) incidents concern the Catholic Church, ie 1.73% of the total.

• Four (4) incidents relate to ‘True’ Orthodox Christians (GOH), or 0.99% of the total.

• Judaism:

Ten (10) racist/anti-Semitic incidents, or 2.48% of the total.

• Islam:
Nine (9) cases or 2.23% of the total.

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