Ieronymos describes Filis as ‘problematic person’
Education Minister Nikos Filis appears to have become persona non grata in the eyes of the Church of Greece and Archbishop Ieronymos, who, in a interview on Skai TV last night, described him as a “problematic person” and “inconsistent in his actions and words.”
“One cannot expect this relationship to bear any fruit," he said. “[Filis] says one thing in the evening and another thing in the morning,” Ieronymos said, adding that the minister has not been sincere with the Church as far as his future plans regarding the place of the Church and religion in society. The archbishop’s remarks came amid a row between the Church and the government over the role of religion in society and the way it is taught at school.
Ieronymos said the Church will not be content to sit by as the government attempts to push through changes, while praising Panos Kammenos, the leader of the junior coalition partner and Communist party chief Dimitris Koutsoumbas for their stance on the issue.