This article is a piece of secular trash. The real intent is an attack on the Church. More filth from the anti-Christ media.
encountered a religious community that was more than willing to embrace Nazism
How did the monks embrace Nazism? Allying with a political leader hardly classifies as embracing a philosophy.
Mount Athos survived the war nearly untouched, which is more than can be said for the rest of Greece, which lost 11 percent of its population, including virtually all of its Jews.
I know exactly what they are implying here.
I don't think anyone escapes blame for the Holohoax.
*Banishing the opposite sex from the peninsula might sound like a recipe for boredom, but it appears that the monks knew how to keep busy. According to a Time Magazine article in April 1941, "[a]n alarming number of monks have taken to smoking, alcohol, even narcotics. And the immemorial escape from celibacy has threatened to become a fever sickening the whole 'Great Academy of the Greek Clergy.' The Greek press has stormed about the kidnapping of male children for the monks of Athos, and motorboats carrying male prostitutes are constantly reported chugging into the monastery harbors."
Is there any evidence for this absurd claim? Considering it is from the American media, probably not.