17341Albanians Blast Abp. Anastasios On Census
- Jan 1, 2013http://eu.greekreporter.com/2012/12/28/albanians-blast-abp-anastasios-on-census/
Albanians Blast Abp. Anastasios On Census
By Nicky Mariam Onti on December 28, 2012
After the publication of the official statement on what critics said was
an inaccurate 2011 Census, Archbishop Anastasios was accused by some
Albanians of “unconstitutional acts” and of having worked with extreme
nationalist circles of Greece for “anti-Albanian activity against
Albania’s territorial integrity”.
The 42 Tirana archdiocese Orthodox clergy released a joint statement in
defense of Anastasios Yannoulatos. Their attitude comes after strong
reactions against the Red and Black Alliance, in support of Archbishop
Anastasios and after a census that claimed a miniscule amount of
Orthodox lived in Albania.
It was reported that a death threat was made against the Archbishop and
his supporters denounced what they called a a “sick,slanderous attack”
against him. They said criticism against him for his assertions the
census was false were just a “morbid figment of imagination” and are
“completely unfair as they distort the truth”.