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PM agrees joint committee with head of Church

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the head of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos, agreed on Wednesday to create a committee made up of government and church officials to discuss relations between the two institutions.

The two men agreed during Ieronymos’s visit to the prime minister’s office that the first issue to be discussed should be how to make better use of the property owned by the Church.

The meeting came as it was revealed that the Church paid 2.4 million euros in tax in 2014, 1.7 million of which consisted of property tax. During 2014, the Church had revenues of 8.7 million euros, while its spending reached 8 million.