Bishop appeals against mosque in Athens

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A group led by Bishop Seraphim of Piraeus filed a complaint this week with the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, in a bid to halt government plans to construct a mosque in the Athenian neighborhood of Votanikos. The bishop claims that the project, which is budgeted at 846,000 euros, is unsustainable, given the country’s financial state, and a threat to social cohesion. “Building a mosque in the center of Athens will not only damage public order and the morality of Greek society but also trigger a series of events which will, with mathematical certainty, dismantle the cohesion of the Greek nation as a Christian Orthodox people,” he said. The mosque, which will not feature minarets, will be housed in a renovated property which used to belong to the navy and the project is to be funded by the state. Source: Kathimerinilast_img

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