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Scandal at Osiou Avakoum Monastery Erodes Trust in Church

The scandal at Osiou Avakoum Monastery, involving fabricated miracles, sexual misconduct, and financial misdeeds, has shattered public trust in the Church in Cyprus. An online poll revealed that nearly half of respondents doubted the authenticity of miracles, while concerns were raised over monks hoarding over €800,000 and maintaining personal bank accounts funded by misled believers.