Church mulling response to ‘miracle worker’ priest

Church mulling response to ‘miracle worker’ priest

Amid the uproar surrounding the “miraculous” events at the Church of St Isidore on Lycabettus Hill in Athens overseen by the church’s priest, Father Dimitrios Loupasakis, Greece’s religious authorities are reportedly considering three different courses of action. 

They include setting up a monastery in Voula, southern Athens, to house Loupasakis’ monastic brotherhood, the path of ecclesiastical justice, or the removal of the cross which he says is miraculous but whose sanctity is denied by religious authorities.

Footage seen online in recent months shows Loupasakis placing the cross on people with mobility problems, who then begin to walk, and on blind people who supposedly regained their eyesight.

The idea of setting up a monastery in Voula, on property that belongs to the Church, has already elicited reactions, not least from the Metropolitan of Glyfada, who has informally expressed his disagreement.

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