Greek debt crisis puts pressure on the “wealthy” Greek Orthodox church.

Prime Minister of Greece shaking hands with the newcalendarist Archbishop Ieronimos.

The wealthy New Calendarist Greek Orthodox Church is under pressure to do more to help the country while it struggles through a debilitating financial crisis.

As Greece faces a dire financial crisis and risks defaulting on its debt, many are calling on the Orthodox church to take less and give more.

The New Calendarist Greek Orthodox Church owns property worth some €700 billion – more than double the country’s national debt. And yet it is the struggling Greek state that pays the salaries and pensions of all the New Calendarist Orthodox clerics in the country.


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