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Turkey Slams Head of Greek Church, Ieronymos, for “Insulting Islam”

Turkey slammed Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymos, for his remarks during a television interview on Sunday about Islam. "These provocative expressions of Archbishop Ieronimos, which incite the society to hostility and violence against Islam, also show the frightening...

Greek Orthodox Church Drags Its Feet in the Age of Coronavirus

As Kuwait authorities have temporarily closed mosques and changed the Muslim call to prayer to deal with the spread of coronavirus, the Greek Orthodox Church is refusing to take drastic steps as at least 190 cases and three fatalities...

Greek Government Attacks Court Decision on Religion Lessons

The Greek government has launched an attack on the Council of State after this week's decision that changes in grade-school religion lessons are unconstitutional. The decision concerns policy changes made by former education minister Nikos Filis. The Church of Greece...

Greek Church Holds Emergency FYROM Meeting

Greek media are reporting that an emergency meeting of the country's senior Orthodox clergy has been called over the 'Macedonia' name dispute. The reports follow public differences, emerging from within the Greek Orthodox Church, over Sunday’s major rally in Thessaloniki, against the...

Greek Church Torn Over FYROM Rallies

Differences continue to emerge within the Greek Orthodox Church over approaches to the ‘Macedonia’ issue, with Sunday’s major rally in Thessaloniki exacerbating a rift among senior clergy. There also appears to be uncertainty over whether church authorities in Athens should...

Greek Holy Synod Against Use of "Macedonia" in FYROM Name

Although the Greek church insists on the absence of the term "Macedonia" in a future FYROM name, the Holy Synod said, according to Greek media reports, Archbishop Ieronymos does not support the upcoming rally over the name issue. "We are...

Western Greece Church Bells Ring in Protest to Gender Rights Law

Church bells have rung in a western Greek diocese to protest a new law that makes it easier for citizens to change their legal gender. Under the guidance of ultra-conservative Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta, clerics in his diocese...