Ieronymos: “Fillis is problematic, I am skeptical of a mosque”

2 November 2016
818 Views

In an extensive interview, the Archbishop Ieronymos clarified that this “major opponent” is the Minister of Education Nikos Filis, calling him “problematic”, while noting that he cannot stand by idly on matters of “principle and faith”.

During the interview on Skai, the religious leader claimed that there are no extremists or “Talibans” in the Greek church, claiming that it is an inherently ‘democratic space’ where all opinions are heard out. Asked about controversial statements made by the Metropolitan Bishop of Kalavryta and Aegialia Amvrosios, the Archbishop that he is points out is “not wrong”, but rather the way he says so.

Regarding the separation of Church and State, the Christian Orthodox leader argued that are many discussions on the subject, bur nobody is clear on what. The Archbishop noted that word ‘separation’ does not exist in the Orthodox Church and claimed that the Church gives birth to the people who create the State. As such, he said, there is nothing to separate.

Finally, the Archbishop expressed his reservations over the construction of a Mosque in Athens. According to the Christian Orthodox leader there is the threat that Muslims from different denominations and ethnicities would start a “war” over it.

You may be interested

BBC: The last speakers of Ancient Sparta
GREECE
shares40 views
GREECE
shares40 views

BBC: The last speakers of Ancient Sparta

Panos - Feb 26, 2021

As you enter the mountainous village of Pera Melana in Greece’s southern Peloponnese peninsula, you’re likely to hear the roar of…

Coronavirus Greece: 1,784 new cases, 367 intubated, 39 deaths
GREECE
shares59 views
GREECE
shares59 views

Coronavirus Greece: 1,784 new cases, 367 intubated, 39 deaths

Panos - Feb 26, 2021

Greece announced today that the new laboratory confirmed cases of the disease recorded in the last 24 hours are 1,784, of…

60% of Greeks say they feel worse due to Covid-19 lockdown
GREECE
shares49 views
GREECE
shares49 views

60% of Greeks say they feel worse due to Covid-19 lockdown

Panos - Feb 26, 2021

Greeks say their daily lives have become worse after a year of experiencing the Covid-19 lockdown measures. A survey conducted by Focus…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.