Share of responsibility to clergy, bishops and lay people, gave Metropolitan Makarios of Sidirokastro about the current spiritual state of the country.
In his presentation at today’s second Hierarchy meeting, the hierarch from Macedonia elaborated on the “genocide” of modern Greeks and on what it has created: the labour problem (youth unemployment), the inability to create new families, the decline of morals, the single-parent families, the same-sex couples.”
Metropolitan Makarios referred to modern forms of genocide, which, as he stressed, concern us all, and especially the spiritual, ecclesiastical and religious leaders.
“Immigration, traffic accidents, abortions, unemployment and the demographic problem are the factors that contribute to the national genocide,” he said, concluding that we, both clergy and people, should try not to lose our spiritual heritage. “The Church is our great spiritual family. Within this family we are all brothers and sisters. Let us all take responsibility for it, and most of all we Bishops, in order to heal its wounds and to stop the constant decline of its believers.”