東方教会（Eastern Church/Eastern Orthodoxy）の事情はよくわからない。羅馬教会との関係を巡って内部に深刻な対立があって、そこに警察権力が介入したということなのだが（東方教会は希臘の国教である）。
Greek police evict rebel monks from monastery headquarters
Move followed court ruling to clear Thessaloniki apartment, which was being used as a base for ‘schismatic’ monks
The Guardian, Friday 31 October 2014 12.10 GMT
Associated Press in Thessaloniki
Dozens of Greek police have taken part in an operation to clear an apartment used as a hostel by a rebel monastery whose monks have been declared schismatic by the Orthodox church.
Police said one monk and five supporters were in the apartment in central Thessaloniki during the raid, which followed a court ruling for the eviction. Riot police cordoned off surrounding blocks to prevent other supporters from hindering the operation.
Monks from the 1,000-year-old Esphigmenou monastery, in the self-governed Mount Athos monastic community near Thessaloniki in northern Greece, are in a bitter dispute with the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch, spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians.
They accuse the patriarch of treason for seeking better relations with the Catholic Church.
Esphigmenou’s 125 monks refuse to cede the monastery, the Thessaloniki hostel and another building on Mount Athos from which women are banned to a new brotherhood created by the patriarch that they say so far numbers five members.
Police efforts to dislodge them have failed.
The rebel monks issued a statement deploring the raid.
“When there is no justice, what can we expect?” Esphigmenou’s abbot, Methodios, said.
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