Catholic archbishop of Athens
- Today, especially in the West, there are many challenges for the Catholic Church. However, if Catholics and Orthodox were more united between them, then the Christian witness would become stronger and more profound. The Orthodox Churches and I'd say the Orthodox Tradition in general, resists secularization better. The Orthodox has great respect for the Spiritual Tradition; they don't reject it. Even those who are not close to the Church identify themselves in any case with the spiritual tradition of their country and their community. In face of the challenge of secularization, Orthodoxy is an ally for Catholics.
- Archbishop Of Athens: Pope Francis In Greece Will Unify Us (4 December 2021)
- We have to try again and again and never give up in this. It is our duty I think, our duty that comes from Christ himself who wants his disciples to be united.
- Archbishop Kontidis: Pope's Greece visit 'an opportunity for unity' (6 December 2021)