Tsipras encounters obstacle in efforts to secure church deal

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government’s efforts to reach a deal with the Church of Greece have become the subject of a political battle between SYRIZA and New Democracy, which have also been trading accusations over alleged corruption scandals.

Just days after Alexis Tsipras announced to Greeks that he had reached an agreement with the Church of Greece to settle a number of longstanding disputes, the Holy Synod met on Friday and decided to reject the proposal for priests to be removed from the...

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