Thursday, July 7, 2011
Church Properties Exempted From Privatization Drive in Greece
Following a joint meeting between the lesser Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Greek finance minister, Evangelos Venizelos, it has been announced that the properties of the Church of Greece will be exempted from the privatization drive being initiated by the Greek government at the demand of its foreign creditors. The meeting also decided that the salaries of Greece's clergy will continue to be paid by the state. More here.