Protest of the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece against the bill of civil partnership
June 16, 2015. The Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Hieronymus II sent a letter to the Minister of Justice, Mr. Mihalis Paraskevopoulos, to express his opposition against the bill of civil partnership that the Greek Government prepares. This bill is going to include also the right for registered partnership the persons of the same sex and thus will be applicable to all citizens which do not agree with it as reports ecclesia.gr.
The Archbishop sent the letter on behalf of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greeceand he expresses his disapproval to this kind of life, which represents an offense to the real meaning of family. He says that Church is against civil marriage and civil partnership because she has a more serious proposition for the life of people, which is the religious marriage. He also mentioned that this short of life, without responsibilities that the Government tries to legalise with the civil partnership is against the Greek Constitution, which demands the protection of family from the Government. He also asks the Minister of Justice if he is ready to create the “homosexual family” after this law because it creates all the conditions to be demanded by activists. This law is not a legal development but it belongs to the ancient roman times where paganism was dominant and for this reason it will confuse the lives of people.
The Archbishop decided to convoke urgently the Members of the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece on Friday 19th June, in order to discuss about the official reaction against this law.