Press Statement, on the Case of the Priest in Southern Corfu.
His Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Mr. Nektarios, after being informed by the District Attorney for the preliminary examination against the priest in Southern Corfu, did the following:
- He downsized the priest and put him in a condition of not doing any religious service.
- He immediately appointed an Ecclesiastical Investigator, as provided by Church rules and statutes for any criminal offenses.
- Regardless of the outcome of the case, His Eminence points out the Church’s position that the exploitation of any person because of passions or psychological problems or other reasons is not justified and disguised.
- The local Church is awaiting official information from the Justice to take further action.