EUROPE/GREECE - The Catholic Church against intolerance and xenophobia that aggravate the situation in the country

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Kerkira (Agenzia Fides) - Protests against the greek government's economic policy continue and the difficult moment that the country has been going through for a long time increases. "The problems in Greece are many and unfortunately it is not easy to find a solution. Over the last few months, many immigrants, have fled from the country in search of a better life, because unfortunately there is not much work here anymore. " This is what Mgr. Mario Rigos, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies of Greece told fides Agency. "After the last elections - continues Msgr. Rigos - a situation of hatred towards illegal immigrants and to all those who might be dangerous for the Greeks is being created. Fortunately many dissenting voices oppose to this mentality, but in times of great social and economic crisis like this, unfortunately, xenophobia and intolerance is to be expected", adds the National Director of the PMS. "The Catholic Church in Greece, recently penalized by the recent taxes, raises its voice against racism with the few resources they have available, and the struggle for human rights through the letters of the Catholic hierarchy and works of charity. Even the Orthodox Church - represents the majority of Christians in the country tries to officially do the same " concludes Mgr. Rigos. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 27/09/2012)