Archbishop Ieronymos on Saturday spoke out against Europe?s handling of the financial crisis in Greece which, he said, is encroaching on the debt-hit nation?s sovereignty.
?We Greeks are experiencing a peculiar war. I feel we are under occupation, our sovereignty is on the wane and we are the victims of all-out usury,? Ieronymos said in an interview with Skai Television on Saturday.
Urging Greece?s European peers to respect the country?s history and dignity, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church warned that recent developments ?marked a deviation from the roots and principles of the European Union.?