Category Archives: Greece

Piraeus Metropolis administrative building attacked, icon of Christ damaged

November 27, 2019. The administrative building of the Metropolis of Piraeus of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece was attacked, reports Romfea. The ruling hierarch, Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus, is known as a traditional and outspoken hierarch. Most recently he has taken a strong stand against the recognition of the Ukrainian schismatics, calling, instead, together with Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythira, […]

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New draft law of Penal code abolishes petty offences inter alia for malicious blasphemy and religious insult.

April 5, 2019 – According to Romfea News, a series of changes having a severe impact on Greek society will emerge from the abolition of the petty offenses with the new draft law of the Penal Code if it remains unchanged and not amended within the framework of consultation. The new draft law is dealing with the revision of the […]

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A policeman and a church employee were injured in a bomb blast that rocked in front of an Orthodox church, in Athens.

December 27, 2018 – According to Greek Reporter with reference to Skai TV, the explosion occurred outside the historic St. Dionysios’ church (Greek Orthodox Church) at 07:10 in the morning, local time. The device was placed inside a metal box which was discovered by a church employee, who subsequently notified police. The officer who arrived to examine the package suffered […]

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ROC calls “transcript” of Patriarchs’ talks in Istanbul a fake

October 8, 2018. Excerpts of a confidential conversation between Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew on August 31 in Istanbul, published by Greek sites, are a “fake sleaze”. This was announced on the TV channel “Spas” by Spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov. Commenting on the publication of the “transcript” of the talks of the Patriarchs in Istanbul, which caused […]

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Greece refuses visa to Moscow Patriarchate chancellor

September 8, 2018. The Chancellor of Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga has been refused a Greek visa. “For many years the archbishop would go on a pilgrimage to [Mount] Athos; however, this time he could not get the Greek visa,” the chancellery told Interfax-Religion on Saturday. The case concerns “precisely a civilian visa, not a denial […]

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