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Greek Church Protests Baptism for Superstar Identical-Intercourse Dad and mom | gadgetfee


ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Orthodox Church says it’ll ship a letter of protest to the archbishop who heads the church in the USA after he baptized the kids of movie star designer Peter Dundas and his accomplice, Evangelo Bousis.

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided on the July 9 ceremony close to Athens whereas in Greece on a personal go to. Dundas and Bousis have a son and a daughter born by way of surrogacy.

Dundas, who has designed red-carpet and efficiency outfits for main artists together with Beyoncé, Ciara and Mary J. Blige, agreed to have his youngsters baptized as Orthodox, the faith of his accomplice. Bousis is of Greek heritage.

In a press release revealed on its web site Tuesday, the governing Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church mentioned it could ship letters of criticism to the U.S. church chief in addition to to the religious chief of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who is predicated in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Greek Orthodox Church doesn’t acknowledge same-sex unions. Greece permits same-sex {couples} to enter into authorized cohabitation agreements however doesn’t enable same-sex marriages.

Archbishop Elpidophoros didn’t instantly reply to the Greek church’s objection. His official Twitter account featured an excerpt from a July 2 speech in New York by which he spoke out concerning the want for faith to heal divisions in society.

“Each individual, irrespective of who they’re, or what they’ve completed – for higher or for worse – is worthy of God’s love. And if they’re worthy of God’s love, then they’re worthy of our love, too,” Elpidophoros mentioned. “The Church won’t ever reject anybody on the idea of their personhood.”

The Holy Synod criticism was made in response to a letter to the church management from Metropolitan Bishop Antonios of Glyfada. He granted permission for the baptism of Dundas and Evangelo Bousis’ youngsters however mentioned he didn’t know the ceremony concerned a same-sex couple.

“His eminence the Archbishop of America acted unilaterally, on his personal initiative and in an improper method, within the full data that these youngsters (of God) don’t belong to our (non secular) household,” Antonios wrote. ___ Comply with Gatopoulos on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dgatopoulos

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