Blasphemy Prosecution

The International Business Times reports:

A 27-year-old man was arrested in Greece for blasphemy against famous Greek monk, Elder Paisios, Business Insider reported.

Paisios, an Orthodox monk from Cappadocia who died in 1994, was highly venerated in Greece and Russia, and formal canonisation as saint in the near future has been speculated.

The unnamed suspect set up a Facebook page using the mocking name Geron Pastitsios, which is a Greek pasta dish.

Here’s what seems to be a copy of the Facebook page:

Here’s a Greek Reporter item on the subject, and a Google Translation of the government press release; I’d love to hear what readers who know Greek think of the original, or of any other press accounts in the Greek media.

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