A priest in Halkidiki, northern Greece, warned those who have been vaccinated, had Covid-19 self test or wear a mask that he does not want them to attend services in the church. He went so far even to claim that these protection measures are dictated by the satan.
In the Good Friday sermon last week, the priest in Nea Silata said that the vaccination, the self-tests and the mask are dictated “by the satan” and falsely claimed that whoever does not follow these “satan’s measures” has no access to the health system and loses his job.
The crowd of the faithful applauded.
The cleric said that he could forbid those observing these measures to attend religious services but he won’t. “Everybody can do what he wants, in the end it is up to God to decide,” he warned the congregation.
He also denouncedng the stance of the Greek Orthodox Church leadership that has called on people to abide by safety protocols.
The measures are nothing short of “fascism” the priest said.
He has been reportedly already known as a vocal opponent of safety protocols against the coronavirus