Greek archbishop hopeful for new deal to save his country’s economy

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July 8, 2015

People queue to withdraw money from an ATM outside a branch of Greece's National Bank in Athens, Greece, July 6. (CNS photo/Alexandros Vlachos, EPA) See GREECE-AUSTERITY July 8, 2015.

People queue to withdraw money from an ATM outside a branch of Greece’s National Bank in Athens, Greece, July 6. (CNS photo/Alexandros Vlachos, EPA)

ATHENS, Greece (CNS) — A Greek archbishop said he was hopeful for a last-minute deal to save his country from bankruptcy.

“At this critical moment, we’re all hoping some new agreement might still be reached,” said Archbishop Sevastianos Rossolatos of Athens.

“It’s clear there must be further reforms here, but also changes in how the European Union manages its affairs. But for now, people just hope to survive these truly terrible conditions.”

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