Mitsotakis confronted by show of strength from church, turns attention to post-wildfire reconstruction

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Religion

Long-running tensions between the government and the Church of Greece threatened to derail Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s charm offensive on vaccination. The premier, meanwhile, is trying to present a more optimistic vision when he and senior ministers visit the fire-ravaged region of northern Evia to present reconstruction plans.

On Tuesday Mitsotakis attended an extraordinary meeting of the Holy Synod on Tuesday at the invitation of the head of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens, the first such occasion for a serving prime minister. According to the PM’s offic...

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