Deal between church and state is socially unjust

The church is rich, the state is not, so why is it subsidising priests’ salaries?

By George Koumoullis

It has never been adequately explained to the public why in 1971 the state entered into a deal with the archbishopric, where the latter would transfer church land to the former in exchange for the government subsidising the salaries of the clergy, with the amount payable directly into their bank accounts.

The most widespread, and most naïve, explanation goes that the church has a cash-flow problem. But this account is patently absurd, since...


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