An international Jewish conspiracy is behind the push to legalize same-sex marriage in Greece, Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus has warned. In a statement published on his diocesan website, he called the proposed Cohabitation Bill before the Greek parliament the latest battle in the “constant war against the true faith” waged by “the international Zionist monster” which he claims controls the EU and Greek government. Seraphim further threatened to excommunicate any legislator who supported the bill, which comes up for vote on 22 Dec 2015. In a Dec 2011 television interview, Seraphim said Jews are to blame for a host of the world’s ills, from homosexuality to the Holocaust. He blamed Greece’s financial meltdown on an international Zionist conspiracy and a cabal of Jewish bankers who sought to “enslave Greece and Christian Orthodoxy.” Seraphim further stated that the mark of the deviousness of the Jewish conspiracy was that Adolf Hitler was an agent of Zionism. “Adolf Hitler was an instrument of world Zionism and was financed from the renowned Rothschild family with the sole purpose of convincing the Jews to leave the shores of Europe and go to Israel to establish the new Empire,” the bishop told the MEGA television station. Jewish bankers like “Rockefeller, Rothschild and Soros control the international banking system that controls globalization,” the bishop added.