Greece: Orthodox archdiocese of Athens gets digital

To allow parishioners apply for certificates online

20 December, 13:12

    (ANSAmed) – ATHENS, DECEMBER 20 - It hasn't always been identified with modernisation and technology, but the Orthodox Church, in the Greek capital at least, is entering the digital age by enabling the faithful request various church documents like bapitsm certificates online.

    The 1.4 million euro project, which is being supported by European Union structural funds, is being carried out by the archdiocese of Athens, which has contracted Byte Computers to complete the nine-month job, as daily Eleftherotypia online reports.

    The system is already being piloted in 10 of the archdiocese's 166 parishes, where electronic requests for baptism, marriage and divorce licenses and other certificates can be submitted at the click of a mouse. (ANSAmed).

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