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Controversy at Osiou Avakoum Monastery: Monks Receive Salaries Amid Allegations

The monks of Osiou Avakoum Monastery are mired in controversy over allegations of money laundering and improper relations, with accusations of possessing €807,000 and fabricating a miracle. Despite investigations, they received salaries after a decision to withhold payment was reversed, sparking further scrutiny and legal proceedings. The church’s Holy Synod now faces the dilemma of potentially defrocking the monks as the investigation progresses, with their legal team fighting to clear their names amidst the unfolding scandal.