Archbishop Chrysostomos warned that there would be a salary cut for those priests, for whom he received complaints that they urge the faithful not to be vaccinated and to go to church without wearing face masks as reported by sigmalive.com.
Speaking on the channel of the public television, he said he had given instructions to know the names of these clergymen, stressing that any priest who opposes the decisions of the Archdiocese, especially of the Holy Synod, should be punished.
“I will be very strict,” he said.
The Archbishop said the Holy Synod issued an encyclical that recommends the faithful to be vaccinated, following the experts’ recommendations, emphasizing that he did not adopt the COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories.
The Holy Synod, he said, wanted with the encyclical to call on the people to be vaccinated so that the virus is eliminated.