Greek Priest Arrested for Illegal Trade of Icons

iconsPolice authorities in Thessaly, central Greece, arrested a criminal gang for illegal trade of icons and other items of religious and monetary value.

Four Greeks were arrested, two men and two women, along with a 42-year-old man of Albanian origin. One of the Greek members of the gang was a 34-year-old priest. The suspects were arrested while trying to sell items estimated to be worth 60,000 euros to an undercover policeman. The authorities found two wooden religious icons and a book dating back to 1765. During a search of the priest’s home, police found an old Evangel dating to 1866, four reliquaries, a wooden icon depicting St. John the Baptist and an amulet within a metal case. The priest also handed over to police officers a carved wooden cross which he had stolen from a church in Trikala, Greece.

The police are trying to determine the scale of the gang’s illegal activities. The five appeared before the Prosecutor of Misdemeanours in Larissa and will face charges of being part of a criminal organization and breaking Greece’s strict antiquities law.



  1. In a Greece, the Greek people steal then sell the icons…… 20 years down the track, they will claim that an English museum stole them.

  2. Fake “Greex” in fake “Grease”:

    Ex-PRIME MINISTER: Kostas Karamanlis, former surname: Kalayciouglu (Turk from Asia Minor):
    “Karamanlis’s forefathers lived in Karaman, Turkey. The family’s former (Turkish) surname was Kalaycioglu. When the family left Turkey, they changed their surname into ‘Karamanlis’.”
    (Data recently removed from Wikipedia)
    But helpfully there’s “View history” button, et voila – Karamanlis turned back TURK again:

    ACTUAL PRESIDENT: Karolos Papoulias (Albanian), born June 4, 1929 in Voština (renamed Pogoniani), Epir, is the current Albanian president of Greece. His ancestors changed the name and religion some 100 years ago.
    He is the son of Major General Gregorios Papoulias and grandson of SULEIMAN PAPULIA who is known of being related to TAHIR PAPULIA, an Albanian dervenaga from 1821.
    (“History of the Greek Revolution” by Alexandros Sutsos)
    His grandfather from his mother’s side was ZULFIKIAR, a wealthy Albanian landowner from Yanina.
    Papulia(s) also maintains his friendship with fellow Cham-Albanian classmate Fuat Botsi (now a retired actor) residing in Fieri, Albania.

    ACTUAL VICE-PM Evangelos Venizelos (Turkish Gypsy): The journalist Mark Dragoumis questioned the origin of Venizelos’ name, suggesting that E. Venizelos, or one of his ancestors, has changed his name.
    And here it is – Venizelos ‘s real family name is TURKIOZOGLOU:

    “According to information since given to this columnist by an Asian Minor scholar specialising in the names of refugee families, the name change dates from shortly after 1922 when an ancestor of the PASOK politician – probably his grandfather – came to Greece from Asia Minor bearing the name of Turkiozoglou (ie “son of a song-writer” as Turkin means ‘song’ in Turkish) “:
    …Most probably a gypsy from Turkey, as the gypsies are widely known as musicians and blacksmiths.

    SOLUNS MAYOR: Yannis Boutaris (Vlach)

    ACTUAL PRIME MINISTER A.Samarass (Vlach): Families of Vlachs from Samarina: Avelas, Agorogiannis, Vrazitikos, Gerasis, Gabetas, Gravanis, Ligouras, Lioupas, SAMARASS, Sarmaniotis, Stimoniaris, Tsaknakis.

  3. Mate, you need to accept the fact that you are a twat.

    Do the world a favour and go f*ck yourself.

    Your simple minded, racist comments and denial of your bastard roots are not welcome or warranted.

    I am hoping you can read simple English. If not, maybe use google translate and convert it to your native Bulgarian and get the message