• Short Summary

    A WEEK-LONG CRISIS BETWEEN THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE GOVERNMENT FLARED AGAIN TONIGHT (TUESDAY) WHEN CHURCH LEADERS REJECTED A PEACE MOVE BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREECE, M.

  • Description

    A WEEK-LONG CRISIS BETWEEN THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE GOVERNMENT FLARED AGAIN TONIGHT (TUESDAY) WHEN CHURCH LEADERS REJECTED A PEACE MOVE BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREECE, M. STEPHENOPOULOS. HE TRIED TO EASE FRICTION TODAY BY SETTING UP A COMMISSION TO SUGGEST AMENDMENTS TO A NEW BILL WHICH SEEKS TO DISSOLVE THE PRESENT CHURCH HIERARCHY OF BISHOPS AND ELECT A NEW ONE ON MERIT. PUBLIC RESENTMENT AGAINST THE APPOINTMENT AND TRANSFER OF NEW BISHOPS. BY THE HIERARCHY, IN DEFIANCE OF THE LAW, HAS BEEN SHOWN BY DEMONSTRATIONS AT THEIR CONSECRATION CEREMONIES -- ONE OCCURRING TODAY AS THE PRIMATE OF GREECE, ARCHBISHOP CHRYSSOSTOMOS, WAS INSTALLED AS THE NEW METROPOLITAN OF ARGOLIS.

    INCIDENTS AT SIX ATHENS CHURCHES ON SUNDAY WERE CAPPED WITH TODAY'S DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE PRIMATE, WHEN POLICE WERE FORCED TO KEEP CROWDS BACK OUTSIDE SAINT IRENE'S CHURCH. POLICE REMOVED SEVERAL DEMONSTRATOR, WHO SHOUTED "SHAME" AND "UNWORTHY" AS THE CONSECRATION TOOK PLACE.

    THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS ACCUSED 38 OF THE 51 BISHOPS OF THE HIERARCHY WITH ILLEGAL ACTS IN THE ELECTION OF 15 BISHOPS TO FILL VACANT DIOCESES. BY LAW, THE TRANSFER OF BISHOPS FROM ONE DIOCESE TO ANOTHER IS FORBIDDEN. BISHOPS ARE REQUIRED TO HOLD OFFICE FOR LIFE IN THEIR APPOINTED DIOCESES.

    THE GOVERNMENT BILL PROVIDES FOR A NEW HIERARCHY TO ELECT 15 BISHOPS FOR THE VACANT DOOCESES. TONIGHT, THE BISHOPS WERE PLANNING TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO MEET MR. STYLIANOS ALLAMANIS, MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND RELIGION. THEY WANT HIM TO ISSUE DECREES LEGALISING THE 15 BISHOPS ALREADY ELECTED BY THE HIERARCHY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3121IWI739ARWITMI5IRDFHNL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3121IWI739ARWITMI5IRDFHNL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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