Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos, addressed a letter to Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, extending his strong concern on the future of Greece.
The Archbishop of Athens mentions that the patience of Greek people is exhausted and the risk of an imminent “social ignition” cannot be ignored “neither by those who give orders, nor by those who carry out their lethal prescriptions”.
Pensions were cut, workers hired by the day are in despair, and insecurity has “settled” in every single Greek home, notes Archbishop Ieronymos.
The only positive sign is that, in these times, we can witness the emerging earnest character and genuine patriotism of Greeks who support the desperate.
The Archbishop characterizes all policies implemented to date (See Memorandum) as unsuccessful, underlining that it is not possible to demand tougher, more painful and unjust measures within “the same hopeless and unsuccessful policy line of our recent past”.
The Archbishop invites everyone to defy external blackmail and lethal “prescriptions”, supporting that Greece cannot be perished because some people believed it, neither because some may wish for it to happen.