Bishop Seraphim of Piraeus sent a letter to the Deputy Prime Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, asking him not to include same-sex couples in the cohabitation agreement. The Bishop marked that it would be an insult against God.
Among others, the Bishop noted that he felt a profound indignation when he learned that PASOK had put down an amendment to the anti-racism law concerning the recognition of cohabitation of homosexual couples. He added that if that law is applied, Venizelos and the members of the government will deprive themselves the grace and the blessing of God, which nowadays is more necessary than ever. Seraphim also invoked the grandfather of the Deputy Prime Minister who was a priest. His letter ended with: “I want to believe that the above are not considered as an expression of intolerance but as a humble reminder of responsibility and duty.”
In another part of his letter, Bishop Seraphim, claims that the Greek Church believes that “homosexuality is a disgusting and unclean sin.”
Last week, Bishop Seraphim had announced that he will excommunicate the MPs that will vote for the amendment to include same-sex couples in the cohabitation agreement.