Greece’s Orthodox Church called for a referendum on government plans to issue new identity cards that will omit the bearer’s religion. Greek Jews back the government’s plans. The church said it had collected 3 million signatures requesting the referendum. But the government, which has rejected church demands regarding the cards during the last 14 months, said it would not change its stance.
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