Greek church protests pre-trial detention of Abbot Efraim

ATHENS,(RIA Novosti) 12/1/2012 The autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece has called for the release of Abbot Efraim, the head of the Vatopedi Monastery in Mount Athos, who is currently under arrest on real estate fraud charges, the church’s Holy Synod said on Thursday. “Our church respects rulings by justice and would not like to interfere in its responsibility ...

Russian foundation calls on the heads of Christian Orthodox Churches to defend Abbot Efraim

Nikolaos D.A. Arvanites 26/12/2011 The Russian foundation calls on the Mount Athos monastic community, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and the heads of Christian Orthodox Churches to defend Abbot Ephraim. The Vatopedi Monastery believes that the lawsuit against their Father Superior has been prompted by his permission to take the Cincture to Russia. The Foundation of ...