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Rhodes: Priest arrested for “insulting sexual dignity” of tourist

Police on Rhodes have arrested a 49-year-old priest on suspicion of insulting the sexual dignity of a 30-υear-old tourist from Esthonia, who said the cleric had “anointed” his genitals with holy oil. According to local newspaper dimokratiki, the tourist said he had visited a monastery with a female companion in …

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Priest charged with pocketing donations aimed to man with disabilities

A priest has been charged with fraud in the city of Trikala, in central Greece, for obtaining significant amounts of money in donations that would supposedly benefit a young man with health issues. Police say that two bank accounts in which people were asked to diposit money contained €12,922.50. They …

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Pedophilia scandal: Police officer under investigation, priest in hospital

A priest of Athens was rushed to the hospital on Thursday as people close to him found him passed out at his home. According to information from the church issues website, ekklisiaonline.gr, the name of the priest was involved in the scandalous case of the 12-year-old girl that was forced …

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Prosecutor in Thessaloniki investigates “anti-vaxxer” priest

A public prosecutor in Thessaloniki has opened an investigation against a priest who is allegedly advising church goers not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The inquiry opened after a local news website reported on the priest, whome the parishioners denounced a “anti-vaxxer.” Citing local parishioners and residents, the story reports …

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Lyon: Suspect arrested for shooting at Greek-Orthodox priest released

French authorities who arrested a suspect for the shooting at a Greek-Orthodox priest in a church in Lyon, released him on Sunday afternoon, the prosecutor’s office announced. “There is no evidence” that this man was involved in the shooting of Nikolas Kakavelakis, the prosecutor’s office said adding that his state …

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Bishop suspends priest who forbids the use of masks in church

A priest is Florina, western Macedonia, is threatened with suspension because he has forbidden the use of mask inside the church. He reportedly posted an announcement at the church and informed the congregation that “we are not allowed to wear a mask in the Holy and Sanctified house of God …

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No risk of coronavirus at Holy Communion, “Christ never had germs,” says Greek priest

Greek state broadcaster ERT invited a spiritual authority to give answers to commoners’ crucial and practical contemporary questions: is there any coronavirus contamination risk during the Holy Communion? There is no problem between the coronavirus and the Holy Communion “because Christ had never been a germs carrier,” priest Stylianos Karpathiou …

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Priest arrested for having set on fire carnival constructions

Police has arrested a priest for having arson carnival constructions in the city of Patras which is famous for its Carnival events. According to local media tempo24.gr, the priest is believed to have set on fire four carnival items on Monday and a fifth one on Tuesday night, when he …

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