Athens, January 13, 2014
The court has pronounced that the publications of Vaxevanis on the internet and in the Epikera weekly magazine contained false information and were an insult to the dignity of the Athonite monastery and its abbot. More than that, the journalist well knew that he was operating with false information.
The court ruling obliges Vaxevanis to publish a disclaimer and to transfer 10,000 Euros to the monastery's account for moral damage.
The Vatopedi Monastery has already announced the transfer of this sum to dining halls for the needy, run by the Archdiocese of Athens.