More instances of vandalism of churches reported in Greece
More instances of vandalism of churches and chapels around Greece over the recent period have caused grief and revulsion. After vandals desecrated an icon of the Theotokos in a chapel in central Thessaloniki recently, the small church of St. Panteleimonas and a chapel outside the Cathedral of St. Sophia were vandalized recently.
On the eastern Aegean island of Chios, a majority of city council members expressed support for the parish of St. George, in the Vrontados district, against a plan by the central government to construct a closed migrants shelter on property owned by the church.
Members of the council also rejected a proposal to allow construction of the shelter on municipal land.