Church of Greece

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 of Athens and all of Greece, Ieronymos, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the...

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 proposals is the enactment of religious neutrality for the Greek state. Tsipras expressed his certainty that...

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 highest administrative court rejected the Church of Greece objection to pay approximately €2.9 million in...

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 decision concerns policy changes made by former education minister Nikos Filis. The Church of Greece...

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 Ieronymos said on Saturday. The Archbishop spoke during a ceremony in which he was proclaimed honorary...

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 by the Church Hierarchy. Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos stated that he is particularly...

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 Tuesday. Speaking to reporters in the town of Makrynitsa in Serres, the Archbishop said that Church...

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 workings of the Church. "In terms of the Church, there is no separation with the State....

Holy Synod to Hold Meeting on Religion Classes in Greek Schools in March

Starting on March 8-9, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece will hold a discussion regarding how religion should be taught in Greek schools. The discussion will focus on new stipulations that the Greek government has introduced regarding religion being...

Holy Synod of the Church of Greece: Sorras Has Launched 'Dubious, Intensely Nationalistic, Anti-Church' Movement

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has spoken out against the clerics who have been appearing on Greek television channels supporting the nationalist political group led by Artemis Sorras called Convention of Greeks, saying that the individuals are...