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Mt. Athos News -- Reportage on Current Events

FoMA's Athos News pages provide links to reportage of current news events involving Mt. Athos. Occasionally they may also provide translations of reportage in languages other than English, or links to translations.
The Friends of Mount Athos takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the reportage here listed; opinions expressed in this reportage do not represent the views of FoMA or its officers and executive board. (Please see disclaimers)

Here you will find links to reportage accessible on the Internet of events currently happening on the Holy Mountain.

For the most part, only news reportage is here listed; FoMA makes no systematic effort to keep up with reportage or "chatter" appearing in blogs, the social media, and private websites.

FoMA members are invited to contribute links to Athos news articles for inclusion on these pages.

Current and upcoming FoMA events are separately listed on our Events page.

Current General News:
April 7, 2014, Los Angeles, AP. Getty Museum returns ancient manuscript to Greece. The museum says it acquired a Byzantine New Testament manuscript as part of a collection..
Related Press Release from the Getty Trust
March 30, 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece, Costas Kantouris, AP, ABC News Dissident Greek Monks Complain of Persecution.
March 4, 2014, Pravoslavie RU. Patriarchate of Constantinople to Limit the Influx of Non-Greek Monks to Mount Athos.
January 13, 2014, Pravoslavie RU. Court Fines Journalist who Slandered Abbot Ephraim of Vatopedi.
Ongoing news articles for 2014 will be reported here as they come to our attention.

Major Events & Ongoing Reportage:
The Vatopedi Land Exchange Affair and Arrest of Abbot Ephraim
Forest Fire on Mt. Athos

News of Related Interest
Reportage Referring to Mt. Athos and its Wider Influence

General News From Past Years:
2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 |

Blogs, Weblogs and other internet Sources
Athos Weblog. Pictures and stories about the Holy Mountain

Header Image: View of the Holy Mountain from a balcony at Stavronikita Monastery, with elements of the katholikon in the foreground.
Photograph by Robert W. Allison, © 2008.