Larissa, Greece February 14, 2020
Updated February 15, 2020, 1:40 PM
The local community is in shock after a 59-year-old priest was found hanged in a church near Larissa, Greece.
“The incident fell like lightning in the wider area” around the Church of St. Athanasius, where the priest was found in the women’s section of the church, hanged while wearing his riassa, reports Romfea.
The priest is reportedly from the Peloponnese region, where he will be laid to rest.
An ambulance rushed to the scene while the police were inspecting the scene.
An autopsy is expected.
Correction: Our original report said the incident occurred on the island of Halki. It has been corrected to say it occurred near Larissa, Greece.