July 15, 2009

Two "Ape" Nuns Invade Loutraki

On Tuesday July 14th the police in Loutraki, Corinth arrested two women posing as nuns to deceive the faithful. They were selling icons, crosses, prayer ropes, and incense saying that they were raising money for a holy purpose. Loutraki prosecutors discovered they in fact had ill intentions. A lawsuit was filed against them to face prosecution. Greek newspapers have been calling them the "ape" nuns.

This is actually more common than this one incident. Someone once told me about meeting some questionable nuns trying to raise money somewhere in Greece. When he asked them from which monastery they were from, they said they were from Mount Athos!

PS. For those not aware, Mount Athos is an exclusively all male community.