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Every day the bodies of three deceased in Greece are cremated in Bulgaria

11 November 2015 / 11:11:22  GRReporter
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During another meeting with the representatives of local administration, chairman of the commission for the right of cremation in Greece Antonis Alakiotis stressed the need to establish crematoria in the country.

His interlocutor was deputy governor of Attica George Karameros. He listened to the chronicle of the activities carried out by the commission in recent years and expressed his support for the creation of the necessary conditions to guarantee the right of free choice of all citizens.

According to Karameros, many municipalities in northern Attica have expressed interest in the creation of crematoria after the legal framework has been recently clarified. Meanwhile, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church has issued a document that explains the related procedure.

"Cremation is advertised in every funeral agency. Every day the bodies of three deceased in Greece are cremated in Bulgaria. Of course, for us the issue does not relate to the financial side of things but to the right of choice and the respect for rights. From the moment that the legal framework has cancelled the requirement for crematoria to be located near cemeteries and the Church of Greece refers to cremation not feeling to be threatened, the conditions are now ripe. Currently we have chosen the place and we have provided funds for the construction of a crematorium. Our only opponent is time," said the deputy governor of Attica.

Tags: SocietyCrematoriaLegislationGreek Orthodox ChurchAtticaCremation in Bulgaria
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