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Polish Orthodox decries TV 'discrimination' #275156 01/25/08 06:15 AM
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Ecumenical News International News Highlights
24 January 2008


Polish Orthodox church leader decries TV 'discrimination'

Warsaw (ENI). The head of Poland's minority Orthodox church has accused State-run television of "insults and discrimination" by giving only low-key coverage to the Orthodox Christmas which was celebrated in early January.
Orthodox Metropolitan Sawa said in a letter to Andrzej Urbanski, the chairperson of Polish television, that a shortened version of the Christmas service had been broadcast on 9 January at 7.20 a.m, when most Orthodox Christians were leaving for work or school. "Such actions by Polish television cannot be a matter of chance," the 69-year old church leader said in the 10 January letter in which he questioned the sense of broadcasting a
45-minute transmission of the 7-8 January Christmas celebration on a normal working day, almost two weeks after Roman Catholics celebrated the birth of
Jesus. [361 words, ENI-08-0065]


ENI Online - www.eni.ch


Re: Polish Orthodox decries TV 'discrimination' [Re: Halia12] #275159 01/25/08 07:09 AM
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I'm hardly a Polonophile, and I seldom defend the behaviour of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland. But television broadcasters are apt to take into account the numbers of viewers who are likely to watch the broadcasts - and, let's face it, the combination of Eastern Orthodox and Greek-Catholics in Poland is still not enough to attract a large proportion of TV viewers.

I owuld certainly like to see greater TV coverage, not only in Poland but in many other countries, including Ireland. This is better accomplished by patient and persistent requests.

Fr. Serge

Re: Polish Orthodox decries TV 'discrimination' [Re: Fr Serge Keleher] #283564 03/21/08 01:10 AM
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The "discrimination," against, and, to be honest, the outright persecution of Orthodox Christians in Poland in the early 1920's was termed one of the worst episodes in the history of Christianity. Perhaps some of this feeling survivdes to this day...I am not sure that discrimination anywhere is overturned by "patient and persistent requests."

Re: Polish Orthodox decries TV 'discrimination' [Re: A Sombra] #283573 03/21/08 01:57 AM
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As Christmas in January and Pascha usually do not conflict with those of the majority, and the minority is the indigenous faith I think the TV stations are deficient. I even think the same should be offered the local Jewish communities on their high holidays.

Re: Polish Orthodox decries TV 'discrimination' [Re: Mykhayl] #284020 03/25/08 05:10 AM
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I don't think that is a reasonable request - if a minority group has some funds, they could buy airtime on public or private airwaves - but asking a private station to air something hardly anyone will watch seems unreasonable. For example, how many people in the US saw the funeral of Archbishop Christodoulos, even though there are millions of Orthodox here (as well as others who wished to see it)?


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