The Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos expressed his deep sorrow and condemnation of a cleric accused of sexual abuse of a 12-year old child in eastern Mani.
Ieronymos expressed his rage as a human being over the "monstrous and horrendous incident adding that "there are no words to reflect my deep sorrow as cleric and my rage as a human being over the monstrous and horrendous incident of the sexual abuse of a 12-year angel in eastern Mani".
"I can't imagine that a man dedicated to God insults and betrays God and abuses His creations. I wish all those not to exist but the Justice will judge it. The sooner this horrible case is solved the better. But now, I can't remain silent, nobody can. I humbly apologise to God and pray for the innocent angel" added Ieronymos.