Priests On The Run

There’s a criminal element lurking in our Jersey cities and something needs to be done about it. Bloods, Crips, no try priests.

The Jersey Journal has an, ahem, interesting story about a priest who after leaving his parish allegedly took a few mementos with him, including religious relics and icons.

“In addition, all the records at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on Summit Avenue maintained during the 131/2-year tenure of the Very Rev. Kyrillos Markopoulos – marriage licenses, baptismal certificates, receipt books for donations, even the church’s property deed – are missing.”

Markopoulos is apparently somewhere in Greece and there are a lot of angry parishioners who’d probably pay a fair amount for his whereabouts.

According to the Journal, Chris Paskalides, president of the St. Demetrios church council, said archdiocese officials characterized Markopoulos as “one of those priests who slipped through the cracks.”

You think?

On the bright side, apparently no young boys were harmed during this religious incident.

JC

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One Response to “Priests On The Run”

  1. Priests Gone Bad « JerseyCool Says:

    […] Last week, there was a story in the Jersey Journal about a manhunt for a Jersey City priest who absconded off to Greece after looting his church of religious relics and personal records like birth and marriage certificates. […]

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