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Greek Government Insists State Decides on Clergy Payroll

The Prime Minister's office responded to the decisions of the Church of Greece Holy Synod on Friday stating that only the State can decide...

Church of Greece Holy Synod Decides Priests Should Remain on State Payroll

The Church of Greece Hierarchy on Friday decided to continue dialogue with the State on the proposed changes to the church/state relationship, but it took...

Greece has Highest Percentage of Priests in Europe

Greece has the most priests in Europe in proportion to its population, with the recent economic crisis pushing more young Greeks to see the...

Greece to Hire 10,000 Public Servants in Place of Clergy

The Greek State will hire 10,000 employees in order to fill the places of the equivalent number of clerics who will no longer be...

Tsipras, Archbishop Ieronymos Announce New Agreement Between Church and State

A new agreement between the Church of Greece and the Greek State was announced on Tuesday. This agreement followed a meeting between the Archbishop...

Greek PM Tsipras Proposes Separation of Church and State

A series of constitutional amendments were proposed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, speaking before the SYRIZA parliamentary group on Wednesday. Included in these...

Greece’s Highest Court Confirms Church Must Pay Tax for Rented Property

The Council of State on Wednesday decided that the obligatory property tax on Church of Greece rental properties is correct. With three separate decisions (1731-1733/2018), Greece's...

Greek Government Attacks Court Decision on Religion Lessons

The Greek government has launched an attack on the Council of State after this week's decision that changes in grade-school religion lessons are unconstitutional. The...

Archbishop Ieronymos: Greece is the Best Piece of Real Estate in Europe

"Greece is the best piece of real estate in Europe; that's why it gets so much pressure," Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece...

Church of Greece to Participate in Context of Religion Textbooks

The joint commission of the Ministry of Education and the Church of Greece have decided that the context of religion textbooks will be co-decided...

Archbishop Ieronymos: No Rift Between Church and State

Relations between Church and State are good and there is no rift between them, Archbishop of Athens and All of Greece Ieronymos said on...

Archbishop Ieronymos: There is a War Against the Church of Greece

There is a war against the Church of Greece, said Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos, criticizing the government for interfering with the...

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