Metropolitan Demetrios of Goumenissa, Axioupolis and Polikastron expressed in a statement his opposition to the constitutional revision that was ratified yesterday by the Hellenic Parliament.
As he points out, “power is a game of intelligence of the few rulers over the intelligence of most MPs, and all together, over the managed intelligence of the people.”
Metropolitan Demetrios stresses that History evaluates in the most reliable way the honesty of each person in managing the morality of political obligation and the national need. “How much do our representatives in the ranks of power feel their absolute constitutional and moral obligation towards the grassroots of their power?” he wonders.
He also points out, citing a Pew Research Center survey, that the Greek people declares its faith in God at a high percentage among the other European countries. He also emphasizes that religious belief is a safeguard for the people.
Metropolitan Demetrios clarifies that until now, for about 200 years, this broad identity of the folk had been recognized by the Constitution, and the legislators and scientists “were honest enough to respect the soul of our country, the nationality, the religiosity and the state rationalisation of our homeland”.
And the fundamental clauses of the current democratic constitution, “which our elected rulers endeavor to eliminate from the Constitution”, provided for all these, as he explains.
“Is it in the name of the popular majority? Is it in the name of our History and culture? Is it in the name of the rights of our religious people?” the Metropolitan questions.
And he replies that all this is happening “obviously, in the name of a new state structure that will only express the oligarchy of foreign internationalist interests.”