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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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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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Priest refuses to give communion to children with disabilities

A racist incident against children with multiple disabilities took place in North Greece, when a priest refused to give them the communion. The man claimed that these children “do not understand” and therefore “may spit the communion out.” The incident took place at a summer military camp in Leptokarya, West …

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40-day-old baby injured after priest stumbles and falls during blessing

A 40-day-old baby got injured when the priest blessing it in the church stumbled and fell. The baby suffered a broken leg and head injuries The incident occurred in the Church of Koimmissi Theotokou in Nikiti, Halkidiki, in Northern Greece. The parents had taken the baby for the special blessing …

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