In 1204 the Crusaders under Bonifacius Moferaticus’ commands entered the fortress of Acropolis.
The Crusaders plundered religious relics and votive offerings, many of which were melt and then turned into coins.
The episcopacy could not have been an exception to the extended pillage.
Bonifacius granted Othon de la Roche with Athens as an honor to his services.
The first Catholic Bishop was a French named Berard, who had the same rights as his Orthodox predecessors.
Along with the evolution of the Catholic Bishop, the first Latin monastic orders made their appearance in Greece.