Tsipras reaches settlement with church, aiming to subdue critics

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, PASOK, Religion, SYRIZA, Tsipras

In an unexpected move, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Tuesday evening that the government has reached an agreement with the Church of Greece to settle a series of differences between the church and state, some of which date back decades.

The unusual sight of Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymos, head of the Church of Greece, speaking from podiums at the prime minister’s office greeted Greeks turning on their TVs. Tsipras hailed the settlement agreed with Ieronymos as a historic moment, alth...

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