Lithuania: chaplain discharged over drinking
Colonel Juozas Grazulis’s main duties as army chaplain were to bless Lithuanian soldiers ahead of various missions, but he compromised his authority and was discharged as a result.
The last straw in a series of Grazulis’s ‘inappropriate actions’, according to the Lietuvos Rytas daily, was his appearance at a festive service drunk.
A Roman Catholic priest, Grazulis had the rank of a senior officer and was looking forward to become a general, but at the moment this looks unlikely.
Following his discharge Grazulis was appointed deputy rector of the Kaunas’s Saint Archangel Michael’s rectorate.