“We must all roll up our sleeves and work together to face this nightmare, always asking for God’s help and mercy,” said the Archbishop of America.
“Today, he continued, as we see our forests burning and the whole world burning, we must embrace each other and run together to put out the fires and protect nature and not sometimes argue over who is responsible because basically, we are all responsible. “
Archbishop Elpidoforos announced that the Archdiocese of America is immediately launching a campaign to help Greece deal with the fires by creating a special fund.
He even called on all the faithful of the Church in America to gather “as Greek Americans and Orthodox all the help they need, where needed, both for our home in California and for our father’s home in our homeland, Greece.”