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AND FINALLY

If Europe’s richest and most powerful can’t find a solution to Greece’s problems, perhaps they should take a leaf out of Greek Orthodox Bishop Anthimos of Thessaloniki’s good book. He came out on TV this week with a plea for help from the Almighty. No not Barak Obama, but God himself.

His holiness read a specially penned ‘debt relief prayer’, including the lines: “Oh Lord, we confess that we have sinned as a state and as a people in the management of the economic and monetary benefits entrusted to us … But no one is perfect and without sin on Earth … We ask for Your mercy and request that you continue to support us.”

It is unclear when he expects the multi-billion cheques from heaven to start arriving.



 

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