Thus the vitriolic attack on the Metropolitans took place

The vitriol attack launched by a 37-year-old priest against seven Metropolitans of the Synodal Court, at the Petraki Monastery, has caused shock. The perpetrator was arrested immediately after the attack and has now been taken to the Athens Security Sub-Directorate, while according to information from EL.AS sources, referred to by APE-MPE, he was allegedly involved in a drug case. This is the priest TH, according to information from, who allegedly belongs to the Diocese of Veria where he held an organic position, and was ordained by the Metropolitan of Tripoli in Libya.

His case was in the appellate court where the finalization of his sentence was being considered. According to relevant information, the perpetrator brought with him a large amount of caustic liquid and when the court decision was announced to him, as he was about to be fired, he took the bottle of caustic liquid from his bag and threw it at all the sitting judges, injuring high priests. their hands and face. The attack also injured a police officer who rushed to help, as well as two clergymen of the Synodal Courts. The policeman has been served at 401 GSN Athens for first aid. Victims of the attack with vitriol are Archimandrite Sebastianos Somarakis, secretary of the ecclesiastical courts, as well as the Metropolitans of Kifissia Kyrillos, Artis Kallinikos, Kassandreia Nikodimos, Dryinoupoleos, Pogionis and Pogionis Zonis.

The seven Metropolitans were initially admitted to the People’s Hospital, where the five remain for treatment, which are lighter, while two were transferred to the Burn Unit of the KAT.

The first words of the perpetrator

“I attacked them because the Synodal Court fired me,” the perpetrator allegedly said immediately after the vitriol attack on the Metropolitans at the Petraki Monastery.

According to the ERT report, the priest considers the decision unfair, while he allegedly said in his first words to the Athens Security police that he considers the drug case for which he was accused and for which he was dismissed by the Synodal Court in b degree.

Archbishop Jerome: We avoided the worst

At the “People’s Hospital”, where the Metropolitans are being treated after the attack they received with vitriol in the Petraki Monastery, Archbishop Ieronymos was found to be informed by the medical staff about their state of health. On his way out of the hospital, the Archbishop publicly thanked the Minister of Health, Vassilis Kikilias, and his associates, who, as he said, hurried quickly and “caught many things from what it seems and we avoided the worst”. “The situation is difficult, but we believe that with the care of our doctors the difficulty can be overcome,” added the Archbishop, who recommended “patience and calm” to describe how the incident happened.

“Let me say, the perpetrator was tried for acts that did not suit his function and in his despair, in his revenge, I do not know what made him have been provided with vitriol or some other caustic liquid and threw it to all members of the court. “So seven members are those who have suffered burns,” said Jerome, who did not fail to express his concern about the incident and more. “It’s something that worries us, it’s something new about these phenomena of violence and it takes effort in many ways not to upset the social balance.”

Kikilias: It is a tragic event

The Minister of Health, Vassilis Kikilias, was also present at the People’s Hospital, where the Metropolitans who were attacked with vitriol at the Petraki Monastery were taken.

“I would like to say that this is a tragic event that we are facing from the first moment with EKAB that arrived at the Petraki Monastery” said the minister and added: “Seven Metropolitans who are hospitalized in Laiko, the four lighter will remain here and will receive first aid, one is already being treated in the Plastic Surgery of KAT and for the other two Metropolitans depending on the course of their health, they may be served either in the KAT or in the Ophthalmological Clinic of ‘Gennimatas’ “.

As for who is more serious, he noted: “I would not like to go into medical details. I think that the hospitals and the Health District, properly and organized, when there is a reason, will issue a medical statement. The Prime Minister has asked and is constantly informed. It is obviously a tragic event, it has two aspects: one is and concerns the Ministry of Citizen Protection, the ministry and Minister Chrysochoidis have already been addressed and the other is of a medical nature and has to do with the Ministry of Health. It’s an unprecedented, tragic fact that what we need to do and have done immediately is to offer our high priests first aid and then to assess their condition correctly and scientifically, so that they can receive further medical treatment or treatment if and when needed. “.

Petraki-Sakellaropoulou Monastery: I express my disgust for the unprecedented incident

The President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, had a telephone conversation with Archbishop Ieronymos shortly after the attack with vitriol on members of the Synodal Court in the Petraki Monastery. “I recently contacted His Beatitude, who informed me about the attack received by members of the Synodal Court in the Petraki Monastery. I express my disgust for this unprecedented incident and I wish the victims a speedy recovery “, the President of the Republic states in a post on social media.

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Mitsotaki-Ieronymou communication

The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his deep regret for the heinous attack that the members of the Synodal Court received in the Petraki Monastery to the Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece, Mr. Ieronymos.

During their communication, the Prime Minister assured Mr. Ieronymos that the State will provide all possible medical assistance for the speedy recovery of the victims of the attack.


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