|Kosovo Crisis||ORTHODOX LEADERS CALL FOR END TO NATO STRIKES||
The leader of the Greek
Orthodox Church on Monday condemned the ongoing NATO air
strikes against Yugoslavia, calling the attacks an
Catholic World News reports that Archbishop Christodoulos called on Greek Christians to follow their spiritual leaders in condemning the attacks on Yugoslav Serbs, a majority of whom are Serbian Orthodox. Saying he had information that Orthodox monasteries in the Balkan country had been bombed on Saturday night, Archbishop Christodoulos said: "(NATO members) hate the Orthodox .... They hear about the Orthodox and they bristle because we are not easily subjugated."
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Madeline Albright on Monday requested a telephone conference with leaders of the Orthodox Church in North America on Tuesday. Greek Orthodox Archbishop Spyridon, president of the Synodic Council of the Orthodox Bishops of America, was expected to add his condemnation of the attacks on Yugoslavia.
|31/03/99 2:08:54 / Catholic World News|