Business | Daily | Tourist

ATHENS – A verbal battle ensued after the Parliamentary group spokesman for the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA party said he didn’t want a venerated cross used to bless a hospital and patients.

The Church of Greece was upset that Nikos Filis complained about the use of a relic of Saint Barbara, an adored saint, which was brought to Greece.

Filis said the relic was taken to Aghios Savvas Hospital in Athens and he objected, saying religion didn’t belong in a hospital.

“It is wrong to send the message that medicine can be replaced,” said the SYRIZA MP. “It gives the wrong message to patients because it is a form of populism that distances them from science.”

Archbishop Ieronymos’s spokesman Haris Konidaris accused Filis of engaging in a “supposed left-wing anti-clericalism” and called on him to follow the example of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who “has total respect for Greeks’ religious feelings.”

Saint Barbara is said to have lived in 3rd-Century Nicomedia, present-day Turkey. In the Orthodox Church, she is also known as the Great Martyr Barbara.

The post SYRIZA MP Clashes With Church appeared first on The National Herald.

Source: The National Herald
Share it now!
Who We Are

GQS acts as an “information representative” providing a variety of accurate and authoritative analytics and responses About Greece. Our field of expertise ranges from simple Daily Life questions related to Tourism or the History of Greece, up to large Business related projects such as Economic Research, Human Resources Selection or Real Estate Services.

Find out more

Contact Us

Are you interested in obtaining any kind of information about Greece?

Let us help you!

If your requirements go beyond simple services and you want specialized information, you will receive a detailed email for any charges.

  • Weather

    July 22, 2018, 3:58 am
    real feel: 26°C
    current pressure: 1010 mb
    humidity: 64%
    wind speed: 0 m/s N
    wind gusts: 0 m/s
    UV-Index: 0
    sunrise: 6:20 am
    sunset: 8:43 pm
  • Currency