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Lyon Greek Orthodox Priest Was Shot by Lover’s Husband

The Greek Orthodox priest shot earlier this month in the French city of Lyon was the victim of a jealous husband rather than an Islamic terrorist, French prosecutors said on Saturday. Nikolaos Kakavelakis, 52, was shot twice with a sawed-off...

Mystery Surrounds Shooting of Greek Orthodox Priest in France

Police in the French city of Lyon released on Sunday an initial suspect in the shooting of a Nikolaos Kakavelakis, a Greek Orthodox priest, and are now questioning a Greek Orthodox parishioner who was recently caught on video scuffling...

Greek Police Arrest Priest Who Urged Faithful Not to Wear Face Masks

Greek police arrested on Saturday a priest in the island of Kalymnos who was reportedly calling on all faithful through Facebook not to wear a face mask in the church. Writing on the eve of the the Feast of the...

Priest and Parishioner Detained on Chios for Violating Coronavirus Restrictions

A Greek Orthodox priest and a woman who wanted to attend church services were detained on Holy Saturday on the Greek island of Chios, both accused of failing to abide by the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Father...

Coronavirus Infected Priest Makes Ultimate Sacrifice to Save Younger Patient

Italian priest Don Giuseppe Berardelli, who had been infected with COVID-19, chose to put others' lives before his own by selflessly giving up his own ventilator to save the life of a younger person. The 72-year-old, who made that ultimate...

Greek Priest Wins 4-Day Endurance Race (photos)

A Greek priest who ran in a punishing 90-hour race while wearing full religious garb has helped raise thousands for charity. Pater Theodoros from a village near Giannitsa, northern Greece, crossed the finishing line on Sunday holding the Greek flag...

Local Priest in Tzoumerka, Greece Teaches Primary Students

A local priest has taken on the role of a teacher at the primary school of Matsouki village, in Tzoumerka, Epirus, as the school has been left without a proper teacher for several days now. Despite the efforts made by...

Body of Murdered Priest Discovered in Gerakas

A brutal crime involving the death of a 47-year-old priest has been reported by Greek authorities. Sources have said that the priest was found dead in his home in Gerakas, located east of Athens. His body was discovered in the first hours...