x

Society

Dialogue on Church-State Agreement to Continue Next Week

February 13, 2019
ANA

ATHENS – A meeting between the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece and Education Minister Costas Gavroglou was held at the education ministry on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing dialogue on how to implement an agreement regulating relations between the Church and State.

The meeting discussed the education ministry’s proposal for implementing the agreement, announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos on November 6, which was presented to the senior clerics.

Church-State dialogue will continue next week, at a new meeting that will be held at the Petraki Monastery, which serves as the headquarters of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece.

According to an education ministry press release, the plan presented to the clerics seeks to assuage any concerns raised after the prime minister and Archbishop Ieronymos announced their agreement and to outline the reasons why it benefits both sides.

Especially with respect to the wages of the clergy, the ministry noted that their pay and rights of tenure are unaffected but their legal position and other rights will be better protected, since they will be set down in law and cannot be changed without the agreement of both sides.

RELATED

ATHENS -A year after a vessel crammed with as many as 750 refugees and migrants sank in international waters near Greece, no real progress has been reported in a mostly secret investigation Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International complained.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

1 of 2 Abducted Louisiana Children is Found Dead in Mississippi after Their Mother is Killed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana woman was found dead in her home Thursday, and her two young daughters were abducted and found hours later in Mississippi — one dead and the other alive, police said.

Licensing your intellectual property rights (IP) to a third-party as an additional source of revenue through the commercial exploitation of your IP or for expansion purposes can be an effective strategy to grow your business and extend your reach.

Cyprus and the European Parliament weren’t ready for Fidias Panayiotou, who had no qualifications to run for a seat in the 720-member body, which made him more qualified than most of the people in there.

To the Editor: Greeks are well aware that U.

Joseph Kenworthy was a British member of parliament who disliked and distrusted prime minister David Lloyd George’s Near East foreign policy and support of the Greeks.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.