Greek PM Meets With Archbishop Ieronymos To Once Again Strengthen Relations

tsipras_ieronymos_filiσGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with Archbishop Ieronymos at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday to reaffirm the close relationship between the State and Greece.

Greek Education Minister, Nikos Filis, who has been under fire for his comments about the Pontic genocide, was also present at the meeting.

Filis will head the reestablished State – Church Mixed Committee, which will deliberate the utilization of church property, Greek media reports.

Tsipras also informed Archbishop Ieronymos that a mixed legal committee will work on defining the relationship between the Greek State and the Church, and their separate roles in Greek society, in the context of the upcoming reconsideration of the Greek constitution.


  1. It’s not the movie “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (by Sergio Leone), it’s 3 bad&ugly mafia’s chiefs talking to share the “market” (us). Moreover one is a genocide denier. Wondering if Mr Filis will also deny the murder of archbishop Chrysostomos of Smyrna by the Turkish mob?
    State and church separation is one of the solutions for Greece to get out of the crises.

  2. You wrote that State and Church separation is one of the solutions to get Greece out of the crisis. Really? What crisis would separation of Church and State solve? Would the economic crisis or the “refugee” crisis be solved if there was a separation of Church and State? I think not. By the way, separation of Church and State is exactly what the Godless Marxist denier of the Pontian genocide Nikos Filis would want.