Pope Francis was heckled by an elderly Greek Orthodox priest on Saturday as he arrived for a meeting with the head of the country’s Orthodox Church. Watch below.
“Pope, you are a heretic!” the priest shouted three times as Francis arrived at the residence of Archbishop Ieronymos in the Greek capital of Athens. The Associated Press reports the protester fell to the ground as police led him away, and Francis appeared not to notice as he walked into the residence for his private meeting with the Orthodox leader.
Pope Francis was protested as he entered a meeting with His Beatitude Ieronymos II and other Greek Orthodox leaders in Athens today.— Hannah Brockhaus (@HannahBrockhaus) December 4, 2021
A Greek Orthodox cleric shouted, "Pope, you are a heretic!" before being drug away by police.
Video by Vatican press pool (VAMP) pic.twitter.com/zUXxZy4gnR