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Request of former Metropolitan of Attica to be restored to episcopate denied

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    http://www.sedmitza.ru/news/3032732.html The Synod of the Church of Greece denied the request of the former Metropolitan of Attica to restore him to the
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      The Synod of the Church of Greece denied the request of the former Metropolitan of Attica to restore him to the episcopate
       
       
      06.07.2012 11:55
       
      Source: Sedmitsa.Ru
       
      ATHENS. As reported by "Amen", the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece at its meeting of July 5, 2012 gave a negative response to former Metropolitan Panteleimon (Bezinitis) of Attica who had requested a change in the punishment given him - relegation to being a monk and deprivation of his Cathedra; he would then have the right to conduct services as a retired bishop.
       
      In 2005, Metropolitan Panteleimon was removed from administering  the diocese in connection with allegations of corruption and immoral behavior.  In 2006 the court sentenced him to 8 years of imprisonment for misappropriating large sums of money.  In May of 2009, Metropolitan Panteleimon was deposed.

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