Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria is highly respected by the Greek Orthodox community. "He was a kind and good man and a true spiritual leader," the spokesman of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church, Father Timotheos Antis, told GRReporter.
The fiscal adjustment package has been submitted to parliament. The vote must take place on Wednesday evening, but internal political struggles are not yet over. In protest against the austerity measures, trade unions have announced a 48-hour strike.