Category Archives: Greece

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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Russian Foreign Ministry asks Greek embassy for explanations on problems with issuing visas to Orthodox priests

August 10, 2018. The Russian Foreign Ministry has sent a note to the Greek embassy seeking explanations on the problems with issuing visas to priests, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. “We saw the Tsargrad materials and a publication on social networks. We have sent the relevant note to the Greek Embassy in Moscow seeking explanations on the situation, […]

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