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Pope Francis “donates” Parthenon fragments to Archbishop Ieronymus

Pope Francis will return three fragments of the Parthenon sculptures which have been held in the Vatican museums, in the form of a “donation” to the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II. The three fragments consist of the heads of a boy, …

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Archbishop Ieronymos: Inquiry launched into charges regarding children’s charity

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos on Sunday ordered an inquiry into the allegations of abuse linked to the child charity “Kivotos tou Kosmou” – run by a member of the Greek Orthodox clergy, Father Antonios Papanikolaou. Archbishop Ieronymos said he had ordered an inquiry into the charges and …

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Bogus “miracles”: Archbishop gives fraudulent priest a deadline

Bogus “miracles” Archbishop of Athens Ieronymos gave a deadline of five days to the fraudulent priest of Agioi Isodoroi and a community of some people to abandon the chapel on Lycabettus Hill in downtown Athens and to move to a monastery. The head of the Greek Church is furious about …

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Archbishop Ieronymos warns clergy: Comply with pandemic measures or go home

Greek Church leader Archbishop Ieronymos has warned clergy who disagrees with the pandemic measures should go home or to monastery. he stressed that above all is obedience to the Church and Holy Synod. Jerome to clergy: Whoever disagrees to go home, above all obedience to the Church The Archbishop of …

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Archbishop Ieronymos hospitalized with Covid-19; PM not in self-isolation

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos was admitted to Evangelismos Hospital in Athens on Thursday morning after testing positive for the coronavirus. he 82-year-old Arhbishop is showing mild symptoms. Before admitted to the hospital he said “with God’s help” he will get through. He was admitted to Increased Care …

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Archbishop of Tirana Anastasios tested positive, transfer to Athens with C-130

Archbishop of Albania Anastasios is to be transferred with a Greek military helicopter to a hospital in Athens after he has been tested positive to Covid-19. According to the media report, the 91-year-old archbishop only has mild symptoms. However, doctors opined that he be admitted to hospital due to his …

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Archdiocese of America declares “day of mourning and grief” the 24. of July

Bells will toll in mourning and flags will fly at half-mast at all churches of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on July 24, the day on which the first official Islamic prayer service has been scheduled at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. On that “day of morning and grief” the …

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Archbishop Ieronymos: Turks won’t dare to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece expressed his belief Sunday that Turkey will not dare turn Hagia Sophia, the iconic Byzantine cathedral in Istanbul, currently a museum, into a mosque. “They (the Turks) play whatever games are in hand. This is one more game. I believe they won’t …

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Archbishop Ieronynos: Sexual abuse of child in Mani is “a monstrous and horrendous crime”

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos expressed his deep sorrow as a cleric and his rage as a human being over the “monstrous and horrendous” incident of sexual abuse of a 12-year old child by a cleric in eastern Mani. Speaking to Athens-Macedonian News Agency he said “there are …

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Archbishop of Crete, Irinaios, “blesses” a medical cannabis shop

The Archbishop of Crete, Irinaios, broke a taboo. He blessed the opening of a medical cannabis shop on the island of Crete. Even if medical cannabis has nothing do with the drug the Greek orthodox Church normally does not even want to hear the word. Archbishop Irinaios has reached the …

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