A Greek Orthodox priest heckled Pope Francis during his Saturday visit to Athens, shouting, "Pope, you are a heretic!" before being led away by police. The elderly priest fell to the ground as police grabbed him, but he appeared uninjured.
Reuters reports that the priest, who was dressed in black ecclesiastical vestments and a silver pectoral cross, shouted loudly enough for the pope to hear him. According to The Associated Press, Francis "appeared not to notice."
"The pope is unacceptable in Greece! He should repent!" the priest told reporters after being removed from the scene. The Roman pontiff proceeded to a meeting with Ieronymos, the Greek Orthodox bishop of Athens, who welcomed Francis with "honor and fraternity." Roman Catholics make up only three percent of Greece's population, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Greek Orthodox Christians make up over 97 percent.