They informed me that so much noise and leaks in Australian and Greek media are targeting Archbishop Makarios of Australia.
There is so much movement in the background, explaining why the Archbishop of Australia is being persecuted obsessively. For two years now, Archbishop Makarios has been climbing the walls, as people say both in kangaroo’s country and our country.
However, people who closely follow what is happening in Australia say that “whoever was at the helm of the Church would be blamed for the same things.”
They accuse him of wearing golden vestments or having luxury cars and expensive apartments. That is, for what you can accuse every Metropolitan in any Church of the Orthodox world.
They all have a car (if it is black, then it must be expensive), glittering vestments (which may be of value but made out of cheap crystal glass) and a house granted by the Church to live in.
Should the Metropolitans pass away, they will not be passed on to the relatives for they are the church’s legal entity.
They tell me that his predecessor’s relatives and friends who did not fathom the change and lost the privileges and what they had achieved for so many decades are against the Archbishop.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate advises him not to pay too much attention. They know what war and “cheap blackmail” mean.
Those “journalists” who easily spread negative news on the internet are cheap and paid to act like that so willingly.
Meanwhile, the Bishops of Australia, the clergy, and the laity join forces with the Archbishop whom they recognize as the undisputed leader and have been waiting for decades.
The last pastoral visit of the Archbishop with faithful cheering “Worthy” even in the streets of Melbourne demonstrates that the clergy and the laity are united without appearing to be influenced by fabricated publications.
Both the government and the opposition are on the side of the Archbishop and are willing to talk about a charismatic leader, even in parliament.
From the column of Greek edition orthodoxtimes.gr, Melchizedek
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