Priest investigated by Israeli police

first_imgSouth Australian Greek priest Father Prokopios Kanavas is being investigated by Israeli police over a letter produced by Father Prokopios that was purpotedly written by a senior officer of the Israeli police.The letter, that was given to the president of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA), Theo Maras, after Father Prokopios was sacked by the South Australian Police Department over concerns of his suitability for the chaplain role, has ccome under fire for it’s authenticity. Inquiries made ot the Israeli police both by the media and the GOCSA have prompted an investigation to begin after the two police officers who were claimed to have signed the letter, have denied any link to it. Mr Maras told Adelaide Now that he intended to refer the matter to Father Kanavas’s employer, the Greek Orthodox Community of SA Council, for investigation.“I am disappointed that a letter like this, that was passed to the community at the time, now appears to be non-authentic,” he said. “I am also disappointed that this issue has now arisen involving Father Kanavas, considering recent events involving him that have also caused some concern in the community because of their nature. “Obviously, it is something the council executive will need to look closely at.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more