Wednesday, July 6

Orthodox priests leave vaccinated without communion | Digital Trends Spanish

A group of Greek Orthodox priests on the island of Crete refuses to give communion to the faithful who have received an anti-COVID-19 vaccine.

According to local media, the priests assure that the patients do not deserve communion, since with the injection of the coronavirus antibodies, the antichrist is allowed to enter the believers.

However, this does not coincide with the opinion of the high command of the Cretan Orthodox Church, who affirm that this point of view is typical of a minority, and reaffirmed their favorable position regarding vaccination processes.

Meanwhile, local authorities asked the top Orthodox leaders to be more forceful and remove the anti-vaccine priests, to make their position on vaccination clear and thus prevent a large number of people from thinking that they are putting the devil with each injection .

A few days ago, the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, met with the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church, Jerome II, to request his help in convincing people to get vaccinated.

For his part, the Minister of Health, Vassilis Kikilias, will attend next week to talk with Orthodox leaders to highlight the importance of vaccination and the danger posed by the Delta variant.

It should be remembered that, at the beginning of the pandemic, some orthodox leaders pointed out that the coronavirus was not transmitted through the Eucharist (a ritual that consists of sharing a silver spoon among several people).

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