Member of Parliament Impersonated a Drunk Priest

Country: Greece

Date of incident: January 1, 2014

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Political



A member of the Greek Parliament, Vangelis Diamantopoulos, dressed and acted as a drunk priest conducting a burial ceremony for the EU-IMF memorandum at New Year’s carnival in Northern Greece. Archbishop Ieronymos claimed that he was hurt by this behaviour and described the act as foolish.

Source: http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_06/01/2014_534738