Father Kyrillos Zisis pleads guilty to driving while suspended in Melbourne

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Archimandrite Father Kyrillos Zisis has pleaded guilty to driving while suspended at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Father Kyrillos is parish priest at St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church in South Melbourne, Victoria.

According to The Herald Sun, Father Kyrillos was stopped by police in March last year while driving his Ford Falcon on the Western Ring Road in Glenroy.

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After checking his number plate, police found Father Kyrillos’ licence had been suspended for three months after racking up too many demerit points. The priest told police he was on his way to church at the time. Police impounded his car for 30 days.

In court on Wednesday, Father Kyrillos’ defence lawyer Vaios Anastassopoulos said his client was “very sorry” and “ashamed” of his offending.

Mr Anastassopoulos said his client had moved to Melbourne from Sydney in 2022, and did not change his home address with VicRoads. He said the priest wasn’t aware of the demerit points.

Magistrate David Langton said there was “no honest or reasonable answer” as to why the priest was driving while suspended. He was fined $1,000 without a conviction recorded.

Source: The Herald Sun

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