Greek Bishops Excommunicate Legislators Who Voted for Gay Marriage

Why can’t U.S. bishops do the same for anti-Catholic politicians?

Members of Greek Parliament who voted to legalize gay marriage and the adoption of children by gay couples earlier this month have been excommunicated in at least two dioceses of the Greek Orthodox Church.

OrthoChristian reported yesterday that they are forbidden to commune within the Metropolis of Piraeus, by decision of the diocesan clerical assembly.

And in his epistle for the start of the period of the Lenten Triodion, His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythira makes extensive reference to the scandalous parliamentary decision, also announcing that those MPs from their region who voted for the relevant bill are forbidden to receive Holy Communion in those churches under him.

The recent events in Parliament “call for rivers of tears of repentance and heartbreak… Our era is indeed worthy of tears and, without exaggeration, worthy of mourning,” His Eminence writes.

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