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Greek priest attacks bishops with acid

July 2021 Ten people, including seven senior Greek Orthodox bishops, have been hurt in an acid attack by a priest undergoing a disciplinary hearing in Athens, authorities have alleged. Three of the bishops were still in hospital following the attack late on Wednesday, while two lawyers were also being treated. A police officer at the scene, who arrested the suspect, was also rushed to hospital. Three of the clerics were in serious condition according to the country’s health minister, Vasilis Kakilias, who described the incident as “unprecedented and tragic”. Local media reported that those attacked had suffered burns, mostly on their faces and hands. The bishops were in session to discuss possibly defrocking the priest after he was allegedly discovered to be in possession of 1.8 grams of cocaine – hidden under his cassock “in the area of his genitals” – in June 2018, the Greek daily Ta Nea reported late on Wednesday. Appearing before a public prosecutor in the town of Veroia, he admitted that the class A drug was “for personal use”.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved

Greek priest attacks bishops with acid

July 2021 Ten people, including seven senior Greek Orthodox bishops, have been hurt in an acid attack by a priest undergoing a disciplinary hearing in Athens, authorities have alleged. Three of the bishops were still in hospital following the attack late on Wednesday, while two lawyers were also being treated. A police officer at the scene, who arrested the suspect, was also rushed to hospital. Three of the clerics were in serious condition according to the country’s health minister, Vasilis Kakilias, who described the incident as “unprecedented and tragic”. Local media reported that those attacked had suffered burns, mostly on their faces and hands. The bishops were in session to discuss possibly defrocking the priest after he was allegedly discovered to be in possession of 1.8 grams of cocaine – hidden under his cassock “in the area of his genitals” – in June 2018, the Greek daily Ta Nea reported late on Wednesday. Appearing before a public prosecutor in the town of Veroia, he admitted that the class A drug was “for personal use”.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia