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Priest in Patras Arrested and Charged With Shooting and Killing Two Dogs

A 65-year old priest was arrested in Patras accused of shooting and killing two dogs. According to police, the suspect shot and fatally injured two dogs that had entered into his garden with a hunting rifle. Afterwards the priest took the...

A Priest on the List of Those with Unreported Swiss Bank Accounts

The rich in Greece come in all forms and shapes as wealthy people can be found even among the least expected professions, thanks to practices of corruption and outright fraud. So, little surprise that the name of a priest was...

Papa Stratis the 'Savior' of Refugees in Lesvos Passes Away

Greek Orthodox priest Papa Stratis was only 57 years old but the work that he left behind changed the lives of many people and will be remembered forever. The Greek priest, also known by the name Efstratios Dimou carried...

Greeks Join the Clergy Due to Crisis

The Greek financial crisis appears to have driven many young Greeks to join the clergy. “It requires dedication. It is a life decision to become a priest. You cannot go back,” said 34-year-old Nikolas Samolis to Greek newspaper "Kathimerini."...

Greek Priest Believes in Church and State Cooperation to Save Greece

Greek priest Giorgis Chiotakis, from Sfakia, Crete in Greece believes that the capitalist system is illogical, since it imposes the barbaric laws of the market, even in remote Libyan Sea villages. Therefore, he states that he is a communist...

Greek Priest Arrested in Gun and Drug Smuggling Case

A priest was arrested along with a dozen other suspects on charges of involvement in a large weapons and drugs smuggling scheme that took place in Athens, Crete, and various regions of central Greece. A major police investigation was launched...

In Greek Crisis, Priest Buys Inmates their Freedom

THESSALONIKI, AP - Germany made headlines this week by letting Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief, pay $100 million to end his bribery trial. In Greek justice, money talks in a different way: Some inmates jailed for minor offences...

Greek Priests Embezzle Nearly One Million Euros

Two priests were arrested in Trikala and then convicted by Larissa’s Court of Assize to 18 years and 6 years imprisonment on charges of embezzling a total of 930,000 Euros that were destined for the payroll of clergymen in...

Greek Priest Nabbed at the Airport with Three Kilos of Cannabis

A Greek priest has been remanded for eight days after being caught with three kilos of cannabis in his bags while arriving at Larnaca Airport. The 37-year-old was arrested at the airport on Wednesday night after arriving from Athens. Drugs Squad,...

Police Arrest Village Priest, Church Elder, Over Chancel Treasure Big

Police in northern Greece have arrested a village priest and a church elder for allegedly digging for treasure around the altar in the church. A police statement on Friday says villagers complained of loud drilling noises late yesterday from the...