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Greek Bishops Attacked with Acid Are Discharged from Hospitals

ATHENS — Seven Greek Orthodox metropolitans who were hospitalized after an acid attack yesterday were discharged after being provided with medication on Thursday.

They, an archimandrite serving as secretary, and a policeman were attacked by a priest during a church conference at Petrakis monastery on Wednesday, after it became clear he was to be defrocked.

The seven were initially hospitalized at Laiko Hospital before being transferred to Gennimatas and KAT Hospitals. Four (of Goumenissa, Kifissia, Driinoupolis-Konitsa and Kassandria) received medication for mild cornea damage before being discharged, and the remaining three (of Glyfada, Zankynthos and Arta) for mild skin burns.

Still remaining hospitalized with more severe burns is the archimandrite, while the man responsible for the incident has been admitted for psychiatric evaluation to Dromokaitio Psychiatric Hospital of Attica on Thursday, after claiming he suffers from psychiatric problems.

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