Hello, I am mostly unfamiliar with Orthodoxy, and there are three stories regarding events in international Orthodoxy that I have come across but do not understand, and I am hoping that posters here will have an opinion. There are three major events and several related events of the last few years:
1. The explusion of monks from the Skete of St. Elias on Mt. Athos.
2. The scandals of Irineos, former Patriarch of Jerusalem, where Christian land was secretly sold to investors, and scandals involving drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime.
3. The deaths of Petros of Alexandria and 17 orthodox clerics in a helicopter crash on their way to visit Mt. Athos.
Are any of these events related? Does anyone know the purpose of Petros' visit? Had Petros taken any stands on the scandals in Jerusalem?
If this is not the proper forum please let me know. Thank you.