Archbishop of Athens and All Hellas Jerome, followed by Greek law enforcement agencies, ordered an investigation into allegations of abuse related to the children’s charity “Kivotos tou Kosmou”, which is run by a representative of the Greek Orthodox clergy, Father Antonios Papanikolaou. What became known in just a couple of weeks shocked the Greek public.
Recall that the scandal that shakes and shocks Greece with constant new revelations erupted at the end of November this year, when the media reported on sexual and physical abuse of minors in a “charitable” organization and even forced, according to one of the minors “get an abortion” when she got pregnant.
Now 20 years old, the girl decided to make a confession that, being a minor, she spent 4 or 5 months locked up in one of the Kivotos premises. She was forbidden to communicate with anyone. And when her belly “grew”, they took her to the clinic to the doctors to find out what was wrong with her, and after learning about the pregnancy, they forced her to have an abortion.
Among other things, it turned out that endless streams of money literally poured into the pockets of Father Antonios, which he, with all the breadth of his soul, disposed of for the benefit of … “his beloved.”
Today Edition newsbreak.gr published photographic documents showing “personal moments” – fragments of private excursions that Father Antonio led on a deserted beach with the children from “Kivotos”.
The footage shows Father Antonios (to the right of a group of kids) floundering in the water (away from prying eyes), in a secluded green bay, enjoying the games in the sea.
Recall that in the first complaint filed against Father Antonios by a 19-year-old boy, it was said about “lustful” input games, sexual harassment and other obscenities.
According to the witness, the head of “Kivotos” did the same with 14-year-old boys. Moreover, the same employee emphasized that “playing” with the pupils of the charitable organization in which she worked seemed to her “a kind of sadomasochism”! It is reported that a private foray into nature took place about a year ago.
A 19-year-old young man, a former pupil of the structure, opened a “Pandora’s box”, which led to frightening revelations. In his testimony, he admitted that he himself went swimming with Father Antonio, who allegedly sexually harassed the kids.
“In Kalamata from summer to November, when we were swimming in the sea, while playing in the water, he, pretending to drown me, began to put his hand into my swimming trunks. At first, I tried to justify his actions as a “show of parental feelings”, and out of respect and reverence for him, I did not say anything to anyone!
After a while, I realized that I had become a sex toy in the hands of a priest. Father Antonios, likening the Marquis de Sade, forced the boy to sleep in his room at night, touched him in intimate places, and also forced him to serve the “lord”, forcing him to take off his shoes and socks.