A tentative agreement between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymos to move Greek clerics off the state payroll, ceasing to characterize them as civil servants, appeared to have all but collapsed on Tuesday following a session of the Holy Synod.
Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece expressed support for talks between the clergy and the state on proposals that regulate clergy payroll and church assets, following a Holy Synod meeting on Tuesday.
Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos answered questions on Brexit, the government's efforts for an agreement with the Church and Turkey, during an interview on Monday.
State Minister Christophoros Vernardakis on Saturday in an interview said that the agreement between the State and the Church is a historical agreement that is beneficial for both parties.
A meeting of the Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece will be held next Friday, November 16, in order to discuss the proposed Church-State Agreement.
"The Prime Minister and the Archibishop on Tuesday announced their intention to propose a historic agreement between the State and the Church that will lead to the rationalisation of relations between them," government spokesman Dimitris…