The ex-treasurer of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, who has had an international arrest warrant pending against him for the past seven years in connection with a land swap scandal in Greece, was arrested on Friday at Athens International Airport.

Nikos Papadimas, who was stopped at passport control, is alleged to have swindled the Church out of some 800,000 US dollars (or 600,000 euros), according to church authorities, and is also suspected of money laundering.