“There is no conflict of faith and science,” said Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, regarding the dimension revealed by the pandemic, in a conversation with the director of “Kathimerini”, Alexis Papachelas, at the Delphi Economic Forum, which is under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
Defending this view, according to an announcement by the organizers of the Forum, he noted that “Right reason and science are a gift of God to the man that sets him apart from the rest of creation. Faith has the potential to transcend science. It is God’s ability, at times, to abolish the laws of nature that he has created.”
In addition, he clarified that his proposal for Holy Communion during the pandemic period included multiple forceps, separate for each believer.
“Black lives matter”
The Church of America was at the forefront during the Black Lives Matter period. In this regard, Archbishop Elpidophoros stressed that “the voice of protest of the Church is self-evident. After all, for what we will be judged are life, freedom, living conditions, democracy, health. These are at the center of the Church’s interest.”
Biden: His religious sentiment is true – Soon Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States
“President Biden has genuine respect for religions. His religious sentiment is true and not for appearances,” said the Archbishop of America, while revealing that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will visit the White House soon, at the end of October.
“Turkey to reconsider its decision on Hagia Sophia”
Archbishop Elpidophoros called on Turkey to reconsider its decision on Hagia Sophia, according to the same statement. He stressed that “he used the unacceptable right, as they say, of the conqueror. These practices belong to other eras.” Finally, it is pointed out that he wondered if “Turkey is returning to its Ottoman past, to pre-democratic Turkey”.