Former Metropolitan of Calavritus Ambrose excommunicated the Greek official Ilias Mosialos, who had snickered at the Mother of God, and at the same time the writer Christos Khomenidis.
The representative of Greece at the international health organizations Mosialos was anathematized for a blasphemous attitude towards the Mother of God. The official compared the virgin birth to the coronavirus on Facebook, posting a picture. And the writer Christ Khomenidis simply does not believe in the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ and wrote an essay on this topic, having funted the Virgin Mary in it.
Former Metropolitan of Kalavrita Ambrose excommunicated both of them on January 9, during the Divine Liturgy, reports AOJreferring to edition protothema.gr. Mentioning their blasphemous publications, Metropolitan Ambrose, after the Liturgy, standing in front of the icon of the Mother of God, excommunicated Khomenidis and Mosialos from the Church.
Recall that Ambrose resigned from the post of Metropolitan in August 2019. Prior to that, he was accused of homophobia, racism, support of the ultra-right party “Golden Dawn”. The court found him guilty of publicly inciting violence or hatred and misuse of a church post after posting anti-homosexual comments on his personal blog. He has spoken out against migrants on several occasions.
In May 2020, the former Metropolitan of Kalavrita and Aegialia Ambrose stated that excommunicates the prime minister Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Minister of Education and Religions Niki Kerameos and Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias. The excommunication was read out in the absence of the current Metropolitan Jerome. Some believers were disappointed and left the church, according to local media reports.