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17341Albanians Blast Abp. Anastasios On Census

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Jan 1, 2013

      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”.