Church de­nial.

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The Church of Greece yes­ter­day is­sued a state­ment deny­ing any ties with “Fa­ther Cleome­nis,” a man who dresses as a monk and posts videos of him­self on so­cial me­dia van­dal­iz­ing mon­u­ments, most re­cently the Holo­caust memo­rial in the Cen­tral Greece city of Larissa. “We wish to make it clear that this per­son is nei­ther a monk nor a cleric of the Greek Ortho­dox Church,” the Holy Synod said in a state­ment. “We urge the peo­ple to be more cau­tious to­wards such cases.” The video of the bearded man throw­ing eggs and spit­ting on the memo­rial to the vic­tims of WWII atroc­i­ties has also drawn wide­spread crit­i­cism on so­cial me­dia.

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