February 24, 2005

Church chief urged to quit over scandal

The Herald

The head of Greece's powerful Orthodox Church faced calls to resign yesterday over escalating scandals.
Pressure on Archbishop Christodoulos, 66, grew following revelations that, despite earlier denials, he was acquainted with lower-ranking clergy who are directly implicated in trial-fixing and other corruption allegations.
"There is no other solution. . . the only thing left for the archbishop to do is resign," said Chrysostomos of Zakynthos, the Metropolitan Bishop and rival of the church leader.

Posted by kshaw at February 24, 2005 08:09 PM