Ieronymos requests meeting with PM on issue of religious education


Archbishop Ieronymos has requested a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to discuss the government’s plans to change the content and character of religious education in schools, reports said Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, a spokesman for the Church of Greece said that Ieronymos had turned down talks with Education Minister Nikos Filis on the issue.

The Holy Synod, the Church’s governing body, was scheduled to discuss the matter Wednesday.

The ministry has announced plans to scrap the catechistic character of religious classes, teaching them instead on purely informative and educational grounds.