The Prosecutor’s Office of Thessaloniki has opened a criminal case against the monks of Mount Athos, who oppose vaccination against coronavirus, reports Vima orthodoxias.
The intervention of the prosecutor’s office of Thessaloniki was caused by the statements of the Athonite hieromonk Joseph, who reported about monks urging Christians not to be vaccinated. According to him, “these monks who go out and confess have killed a lot of people,” as they “advise people not to get vaccinated and claim that the coronavirus is just a flu.”
On the basis of these allegations, the head of the prosecutor’s office requested an investigation to identify the anti-vaccination monks and determine whether their actions constituted a crime.
It should be noted that in the course of the investigation, the applicant, i.e. Hieromonk Joseph, will be asked to name specific individuals and indicate when and what they said in order to open a criminal investigation against them.