Police Intervene as Bishops Meet at Scandalized Monastery

January 24, 2011  [, ]

Police intervened after a dispute arose at a meeting of Bishops at the St. Irene Chrysovalantou Monastery last Friday Jan. 21, 2011.  Several attorneys were present, presumably due to circumstances related to a pending lawsuit over claims of abuse by Bishop Paisos, former Abbott of the Monastery.  The National Herald writes:

An incident occurred at the meeting of the corporate officials of the St. Irene Chrysovalantou Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery that took place last Friday Jan. 21, 2010 at the monastery’s Astoria’s offices requiring police intervention. Bishop Vikentios of Apameia, who was invited to attend the meeting as the secretary of the corporation, did not participate in the meeting after all, because the monastery’s legal counselor did not allow the Bishop to bring along his attorney, George Razis. Bishop Vikentios was asked to sit down to the meeting alone, without his lawyer, but he refused. The police were immediately called to scene, and they took the reports of both sides, Bishop Vikentios and the other monastery officials. (source)

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