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Archbishop Ieronymos on Coronavirus: ''Let's Make Every Home a Small Church''

The Bishop of Athens and Archbishop of Greece Ieronymos II issued a statement on Friday in regard to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic which has changed all of our lives in the last several days. “I stay at home because I...

Archbishop Ieronymos Offers Help to Homeless Greek Couple

The Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos offered to cover the accommodation costs of the elderly couple which has been made homeless and has been camping outside a church in central Athens for more than 40 days. Ieronymos visited...

Greek Holy Synod Recognizes Orthodox Church Of Ukraine

The Church of Greece decided on Saturday to recognize the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), making it the first of the Eastern Orthodox churches to take such a step. Formal recognition will take place on October 19 in Thessaloniki,...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Scraps Plan to Loosen State – Church Ties

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis assured Archbishop Ieronymos on Tuesday that his government will not implement the agreement forced through by the previous leftist administration which sought to loosen relations between the state and the Orthodox Church. Mitsotakis said that...

Greek Orthodox Church Synod Rejects Deal to Cut Church and State Ties

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece on Tuesday rejected the deal which had been worked out between Archbishop Ieronymos and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in November of 2018. The agreement between the two men had included the...

Tsipras Vows To Bring Draft Bill on State-Church Relations, Ieronymos Agrees

Following a decision by the Church of Greece's Hierarchy on Friday,  the Prime Minister's office vowed to proceed immediately with the drafting of a bill to allow for all employees at the Church of Greece including priests to be paid...

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 a stand against its priests being removed from the state payroll. The long meeting of the...

Church of Crete Criticizes Proposed Deal on Changes to Church, State Relations

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Education Minister Kostas Garvroglou The Holy Synod of the Church of Crete on Saturday came out against the proposed deal concerning constitutional changes between Church and State, as discussed between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop...

Ecumenical Patriarch Asks for Ieronymos-Tsipras Deal Clarification

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Friday called on the Consul General of Greece in Constantinople, Georgia Soultanopoulou, asking for an explanation regarding the verbal agreement between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and All of Greece Ieronymos...

Greek PM – Archbishop Verbal Deal has Little Substance

The deal reached between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece Ieronymos on Tuesday has little substance and raises suspicions that it is more of a ploy than a substantial change in the...