GREECE: The Priest

Sunday after Sunday, in the whitewashed Greek Orthodox churches of the neighboring villages, priests delivered a warning—beware of those who would corrupt the church. But in tiny (pop. 220) Kyprianades, in the northern part of the sun-drenched Greek island of Corfu, Father John Costeletos, 45, kept silent. There was little need for him to talk: everyone in town knew that he and his affair with the 37-year-old Widow Theodora Pra had prompted all the other sermons in the first place. And so, one day, when his church bell rang for the congregation to gather, the people of Kyprianades wondered...

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