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PM Tsipras, Archbishop Ieronymos Reach "Historic Agreement" on Church Assets

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FILE - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Christos Bonis)

ATHENS - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece reached "a historic agreement benefitting both sides", as the premier said, on Tuesday which foresees the setup of a special fund to handle church assets, and changes in the salaries of clerics, who will no longer be civil servants but will be paid by the church through a state subsidy.

The agreement was reached at a meeting at the Maximos Mansion headquarters and announced at a joint press conference in the everning.

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Christos Bonis)

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Christos Bonis)

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Christos Bonis)