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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...

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...

Council of State Deems Changes in Religion Lessons Unconstitutional

The Council of State on Tuesday ruled that the changes made by former education minister Nikos Filis in religion lessons are unconstitutional and contrary to the basic principles of the European Convention of Human Rights. The decision came after an...

Leftist Government in Greece See Those Who Put Them in Power, Turn Against Them

If a picture speaks a thousand words, the picture of the two former Syriza ministers escaping the wrath of the crowd speaks about a million, or a few billion, if one thinks about the billions of Greece's debt. The picture...

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: 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....

Greece's Archbishop Ieronymos: 'The Ship Is Sinking'

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos said on Tuesday that the country is like a ship that is sinking and hinted that the administration is partly to blame. Archbishop Ieronymos spoke in parliament, after he was invited to participate...

European Commission Report Slams Education in Greece

Education in Greece is on a downhill slope and Greek students fare worse than the EU average, says the European Commission "Education and Training Monitor 2016" report. According to the report, the new all-day school does not include an educational...

Deputy Education Minister: There Should be Many Mosques in Greece for Refugees

Deputy Education Minister Kostas Zouraris said that there should be more mosques built for refugees who will stay in Greece. Zouraris, a native of Thessaloniki, gave an interview to the city's North 98 radio where he expressed the view that...

National Union of Theologians Appeal Changes to Religious Courses at Schools

During the cabinet reshuffle last week former Education Minister, Nikos Filis was released from his duties and replaced by Constantinos Gavroglou, however, the controversial decision that he and his ministry undertook some months ago to insist that religious classes taught...