The Greek Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias asked for the support of the Church in the awareness-raising campaign on the vaccination against the coronavirus at the meeting he had with Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all of Greece in the morning.
The minister thanked the Archbishop for meeting him and wished him to be healthy. He also asked the Church to be helpful in the effort made by the Greek State “so that we can vaccinate our fellow citizens and to take care of them.”
The Archbishop expressed his pleasure and congratulated the medical, nursing and administrative staff of the hospitals on their daily struggle. He also referred to the need to cooperate with the Greek State for the vaccination campaign and underlined that he would like to be the first to be vaccinated but his treating doctors did not allow him to do so due to his recent health problems. “This decisive step shows the support for the effort that is being made not only in our country but in the whole world,” said the Archbishop. Finally, he wished all the best and hoped that we would be able to celebrate Christmas properly next year.