An elderly man, in the clothes of a Greek Orthodox priest, addressed Pope Francis shouting, in Greek, “Pope, you are a heretic” as Francis entered the Archbishopric of Athens. The man, in a cassock and black headdress and a long white beard, was then taken away by the police. The Pontiff arrived in Greece yesterday for a three-day visit that will see Catholics and Orthodox together in the help of the least of the earth. As the Pope warned when meeting the Orthodox archbishop of Athens and of all Greece, Ieronymos. “Let us not be afraid, – says Francis – but let us help ourselves to adore God and serve our neighbor, without proselytizing and fully respecting the freedom of others, because as Saint Paul wrote” where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom “”.
Bergoglio prays that “the Spirit of charity may overcome our resistance and make us builders of communion, because” if love truly manages to eliminate fear and it is transformed into love, then it will be discovered that what saves is unity ” . On the other hand, how can we testify to the world the harmony of the Gospel if we Christians are still separated? How can we announce the love of Christ which gathers the peoples, if we are not united among ourselves? Many steps have been taken to meet us. Let us invoke the Spirit of communion, so that he may push us in his ways and help us to found communion not on calculations, strategies and conveniences, but on the only model to look at: the Most Holy Trinity ”.