Anti-Catholic provocations of this type have also increased in Poland in recent months.
It was the statue of a survivor of the Turkish genocide. The assailant denies that genocide ever occurred.
The Sumela Monastery stands as an important pilgrimage for Greek Christians.
An 18-year-old man was charged for allegedly throwing an explosive device into the entrance of the federal courthouse in Portland.
Instead of destroying the crucifix, the pole on which the shrine rested was broken in half.
The church will remain closed until security cameras are installed.
According to local officials, the vandalism was due to "a foolish game, without any political, religious or Satanic intention."
Adam Darski could face up to two years imprisonment.