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Archbishop of Greece to Government: 'We Will Not Deliver Our Homeland and Faith to You'

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos unleashed a scathing attack against the government and the political world during a speech in Livadia, central Greece, on Monday evening. The content of the speech came in the aftermath of a radio...

Education Minister Makes New Call on State, Church Separation

Education Minister Nikos Filis said that the government must take steps to promote the separation of Church and State. The minister has been under fire lately by the Church of Greece and opposition parties for planning to change religious lessons...

Archbishop Ieronymos on Religious Studies: 'The Misunderstanding Has Been Resolved!'

  The crucial meeting to discuss religious studies as part of the education curriculum took place at Maximos Mansion, despite an initial statement by a representative of the Athens Archdiocese that Archbishop Ieronymos would not be present at the same...

Education Minister Takes Back Accusations Against Church of Greece

Education Minister Nikos Filis on Monday took back his accusations against the Church of Greece for its role during the German occupation and the dictatorship. The changes in religion classes in Greek schools have generated a squabble between Filis and...

Greek Education Minister: I Have Tsipras' Support on Religious Studies Issue

Greece's Education Minister Nikos Filis said that he is not backing down on his decision to change religious study courses in Greek schools because he has the support of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The changes in religion courses are becoming...

New Clash Between Church and Education Minister in Greece

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece called the new changes in religion classes in Greek schools "unacceptable and dangerous," refueling the confrontation with Education Minister Nikos Filis. Under the changes implemented, the lessons on religion in Greek elementary, junior...

Religious Studies Change in Greek Schools to Include Other Religions

The religious studies lesson in Greek schools will get a complete overhaul to include other religions as well, Education Minister Nikos Filis announced. The minister made the announcement from the Parliament floor after the vote on the new education bill. "I...

Archbishop Ieronymos Lashes Out Against Greek Deputy Education Minister

Archbishop Ieronymos criticized the statement made by Greek Deputy Education Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou, regarding the Religious Studies subject in Greek schools, noting that such radical changes cannot take place without further consideration. The Deputy Education Minister announced a few days...