EU, IMF want Cypriot natural gas, but will get nothing – Archbishop

13/3/13 Cypriot’s moneylenders, namely the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, seek to get hold of the natural gas deposits that have recently been discovered south of Cyprus in the Mediterranean, but they will get nothing, the Hierarch of the Cypriot Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos, said in a live interview with Cypriot government television. He admitted ...

The church cannot solve the crisis

24/11/2012 TRUE to form Archbishop Chrysostomos II is against homosexuality and communism, and will be out in the streets protesting against the harsh bailout conditions set by Cyprus’ international lenders, he said in two-part interview this weekend. The outspoken primate gave a lengthy interview to Politisnewspaper published over two days - the newspaper’s Sunday and Monday editions - ...

Government & Church Clash on EU-IMF Memo

By Apostolos Papapostolou 21/12/2010 Greece’s socialist government, led by Giorgios Papandreou, has clashed with the Greek Orthodox Church after strong clerical criticism of the ruling class. The ruling class is said to have turned Greece into a ”country under occupation” by EU-IMF creditors. Government spokesperson, Giorgios Petalodis, answering criticism in a pastoral message circulated last Sunday ...

Greek Church Denounces “Country Governed by IMF”

By Apostolos Papapostolou 17/12/2010 The Orthodox Church has denounced the lack of leadership and the moral sense that, by means of the crisis, has made Greece a country ”under occupation”. It ”carries out the orders of its creditors” from the IMF and the EU which ”appears to have lost its independence.” In a message to ...