Our View: Makarios’ priest pay deal with state beyond absurd

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THE 1971 agreement between church and state by which the taxpayer undertook to pay half the wages of priests based in the countryside until the end of the world, in exchange for 15,000 acres of church land, could be described as one of the most absurd ever made.

The church and state were represented by the same person, Archbishop Makarios, who essentially made an agreement with himself that scandalously favoured the church and showed complete disregard for the interests of the taxpayer. This one-sided agreement was challenged by nobody, because...


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Our View: Makarios’ priest pay deal with state beyond absurd


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