Ecumenical Patriarch: Crisis also spiritual in nature

Εcumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Sunday sent a message of solidarity and unity in order to overcome the ongoing economic crisis in Greece, speaking during a liturgy in the monastic community of Mount Athos, and in the presence of Prime Minister George Papandreou.

Bartholomew expressed a wish for an end to the crisis everywhere, especially in Greece, with the least possible repercussions, while he called the mission of the Greek prime minister and other world leaders as "difficult and arduous".

The Ecumenical Patriarch pointed out that the reasons for the crisis are not only economic but also spiritual; while he underlined that the solution is a return to God and the Orthodox Christianity's virtues.

The Ecumenical Patriarch is visiting Mount Athos in the framework of the ecclesiastical celebrations commemorating the 20th anniversary of his enthronement.

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