On Friday, in Athens, Archbishop Ieronymos Liapis, the First Hierarch of the Church of Greece, criticised Berlin’s handling of the Eurozone debt crisis, adding that Greece won’t “sell off” its dignity, saying, “What kind of Europe do we want? A German Europe or a European Germany?” Greece’s most senior cleric spoke during a meeting with Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, a German state secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as with members of the Diakonie Federation of Voluntary Welfare. Ieronymos said, “We welcome our partners’ help, but under one condition… we must maintain our dignity. We have our own history and culture; we can’t sell it out”.
7 December 2012