“It should be a lesson for all of us that every experience and bad experience is an excuse to become better. We should reflect on where we are to blame, how much we are to blame and try to correct what we are to blame for,” Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece told reporters, speaking about the attack on metropolitans that occurred yesterday afternoon at the Petraki Monastery.
He also noted that “forgiveness is one thing and justice is another.”
At the same time, the Permanent Holy Synod expressed its repulsion at this unprecedented incident of assault, especially since it involved a former clergyman. In addition, expressed its sympathy to the injured and prays in support for their speedy recovery.