Comments on: Greek Orthodox bishop denounces new taxes on church as hostile http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/03/17/greek-orthodox-bishop-denounces-new-taxes-on-church-as-hostile/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sdims http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/03/17/greek-orthodox-bishop-denounces-new-taxes-on-church-as-hostile/comment-page-1/#comment-27326 Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:46:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12454#comment-27326 It is very strange that the issue of Greek Church Tax has not been followed further by either the Greek media or the Greek government. The tax of 20% did not go ahead. Currently the country is looking for an extra 2 to 4 million Euros in order to meet its targets such as new measures are not imposed to the Greek people.

It is very impressive how effectively any claim for taxing the Greek Church seem to be forgotten after a while.

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By: Bertinos http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/03/17/greek-orthodox-bishop-denounces-new-taxes-on-church-as-hostile/comment-page-1/#comment-23897 Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:31:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12454#comment-23897 There is no “clash between Church and state” on this issue. There is simply no official position of the Synod about it. In contrast to the very controversial Bishop Anthimos of Thessaloniki, other bishops e.g. their Graces Bishop Anthimos of Alexandroupolis and Bishop Nikolaos of Mesogaia have decided to follow the example of Nana Mouskouri and cede their wage as a contribution of the recovery of their nation. See http://www.romfea.gr/index.php?option=co m_content&view=article&id=4501:2010-03-1 6-19-04-20&catid=13&Itemid=123 and http://www.romfea.gr/index.php?option=co m_content&view=article&id=4503:2010-03-1 6-20-32-04&catid=13 (both sites in Greek)

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