NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America issued an press release attacking in an unusually forceful way The National Herald for its article, which was published on Tuesday in our Greek edition, titled “Demetrios Instigates Insurgency against Patriarchate.”
It is apparent that TNH’s article, whose accuracy cannot be disputed, caused great concern at the Ecumenical Patriarch and as a result the Archbishop issued his announcement.
The entire text of his announcement is as follows:
“The Greek American daily newspaper of New York ‘Ethnikos Kirix’ published today, June 26, 2018, a first page article under the false and unsubstantiated title “Archbishop Demetrios incites revolt against the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
“The misinformation and allegations of the article have no foundation whatsoever. They are cynical falsehoods using as pretext a recent interview by the Vice-President of the Archdiocesan Council in another Greek American newspaper. That interview provides no basis for the allegations of the ‘Ethnikos Kirix’ (‘National Herald’) newspaper and they are simply a continuation of the well known and in every aspect unacceptable tactics which this newspaper has used for many years.
“As we embark on the 44th Clergy-Laity Congress in Boston in the coming week, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, are steadily and unshakably committed to the service and ministry of the people of God in the United States, under the care and love of the Mother Church, our Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.”