Greek conservatives scrap plans to take clergy off state payroll

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Greece ‘s newly-elected conservative government on Tuesday scrapped plans to remove priests from the state payroll, reversing a decision by its leftist predecessor that aimed to carve a clearer distinction between church and state.

Priests in the powerful Greek Orthodox Church have been treated as civil servants in  Greece  and their salaries – estimated at about 200 million euros annually – have therefore been paid directly from the state budget.

However last October, the then leftist-led government reached a tentative agreement with the Church to...


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Greek conservatives scrap plans to take clergy off state payroll


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