A priest in Thessaloniki expressed opposition to the use of face mask inside the church, stressing that he does not allow anyone to enter the church with a face mask.
According to the publication of protothema.gr, the priest stated that “they can put a face mask outside the church. Inside the church, I do not allow the use of face mask because it is a mockery, that is, the one who wears it mocks the Holy Spirit. I do not wear a mask inside either, anyway. I have offered the Holy Communion to many sick people and I even go and offer the Holy Communion to someone who is ill and then to consume the remnant myself. “You do not get sick in the church, not even from the Holy Chalice,” he stressed.
As the priest stated, he made this decision as his 4.5-year-old child passed out while wearing a face mask. “That’s why I am against children wearing face masks,” he stressed.