Greek priest douses bishops with acid

George GeorgiopoulosAAP
A priest has allegedly attacked seven Greek Orthodox bishops with acid at Petraki Monastery.
Camera IconA priest has allegedly attacked seven Greek Orthodox bishops with acid at Petraki Monastery. Credit: AP

Police have arrested a priest who attacked metropolitan bishops at the Petraki Monastery in Athens by dousing them with acid.

The seven bishops, who were meeting to consider deposing the priest, suffered burns on their faces and hands and were rushed to hospital.

A guard at the monastery, who managed to catch the priest at the gate of the monastery, also suffered burns and was taken to hospital.

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