Tsipras and Pavlopoulos did not attend the blessing of waters at Pireaus port
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos decided not to attend the blessing of waters at Pireaus port on Epiphany Day.
Instead, they attended the ceremony held at Dionysiou Areopagitou church at Kolonaki along with Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and other members of the government and politicians.
Although there was no official explanation, the prime minister reportedly wanted to keep a distance from Bishop Seraphim of Piraeus due to his recently statements on civil partnership agreement.
Bishop Seraphim has said that this agreement goes against the principles of faith and “wants to create a new kind of man who does not exist in nature.”
You may be interested
Justice Ministry to address concerns over ‘pothen esches’ declarationsmakis - Oct 19, 2017
Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on Thursday said that a new ministerial decision will be issued to address the concerns…
Deadline for EFKA dues is extendedmakis - Oct 19, 2017
The 650,000 farmers and self-employed professionals who have not paid the social security contributions they still owe for 2016 have…
Athens expresses concern over continued demolition of houses of Greek ethnic minority in Albaniamakis - Oct 19, 2017
The Greek Foreign Ministry expressed concerns regarding the decision by the Albanian authorities to proceed with the demolition of residences…