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The newly appointed abbot of Esphigmenou Monastery

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100007_09/12/2005_63934 The newly appointed abbot... Maria Maroyianni/ANA The newly appointed abbot of
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      The newly appointed abbot...


      Maria Maroyianni/ANA

      The newly appointed abbot of Esphigmenou Monastery on Mount Athos, whose
      monks are locked in a dispute with the Orthodox Church, gestures during a
      press conference in Athens yesterday. Chrysostomos, whom the Church
      appointed earlier this year to replace Esphigmenou's rebel abbot, claimed
      he was threatened by four masked men on Wednesday and sprayed in the face
      with mace. About 100 monks at Esphigmenou have defied Church orders to
      leave the monastery. Deputy Foreign Minister Panayiotis Skandalakis is to
      visit Mount Athos by the end of January to help resolve the dispute.
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