On June 30, the Prime Minister of Greece informed Archbishop Jerome of Athens and All Hellas about the intention of the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, to invite Pope Francis to Greece in the fall.
The information says that Archbishop Jerome “did not take any position on this issue, as it would create a problem in the Church.”
It is known that on May 13, 2020, the Prime Minister, in a telephone conversation with the Pope, reminded him of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution in 2021 and invited him, on his next visit to Greece, to visit the cities that are at the center of the early years of Christianity. following in the footsteps of the apostle Paul.
According to the church experts, Phanar seeks to unite with the Vatican. Most of the Greek hierarchs, led by Jerome, despite their dependence on the Patriarchate of Constantinople, do not want this.