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Holy Argument: Monk beats monk over Patriarchate dispute

A 35-year-old Romanian monk on Monday was charged with causing grievous bodily harm after beating up a fellow monk on Sunday night at the Serbian Orthodox Hilandar Monastery, part of the all-male monastic community Mount Athos in northern Greece. The suspect hit the 52-year-old Belarusian monk with his hands, feet …

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Mt Athos: Greek state to support installation of photovoltaic units to cover monks’ needs

The Greek state will support the installation of photovoltaic units to meet the needs of the monks living in their own “Republic” in Mount Athos. Energy Minister, Costis Hadjidakis, and a government delegation visited Mt Athos a couple of days ago and discussed ‘burning’ issues with the leadership of the …

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God’s mysterious ways: Mt Athos monks meet with Development Minister

Holy “investors” at the Development Ministry. A high-ranking monks delegation from the Megisti Lavras Monastery in Mount Athos visited the Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiadis. The Ministry of Development inaugurates “a constant communication with the Holy Guard, so that the Holy Mountain proceeds and continues its glorious course.” …

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Religious success story: Tax relief for monks and monasteries

Finally a success story in Greece’s of austerity and loan agreements. The success story does not touch all Greek taxpayers but a selected community of blessed people: Monks and monasteries. They will be exempted from tax payments even if they have revenues. An amendment introduced by 16 MPs of conservative …

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