Australia’s Greek churches shut due to coronavirus | The World

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has become the latest religious institution to suspend church services due to coronavirus.

As Manny Tsigas explains, the decision comes a week after church leaders in Greece sparked a massive outcry by insisting its method of communion would not spread the virus.

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Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

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