March 26, 2010

Archbishop Ieronymos: "I Get Payed 2300 Euros Per Month"

"I get paid by the state with the amount of 2,300 euros per month. It is not enough for me, but I try to do what my grandmother told me, that in life I should stretch my legs to where I am able", says Archbishop Ieronymos in an interview with the program 'Πρωταγωνιστές'.

Stavros Theodorakis met His Beatitude Ieronymos II and discussed with him everything that has evolved over the past two years in which he is the head of the Greek Church.

Especially on the issue of taxation of the church and church property Ieronymos gives all the answers for the first time.

The cameras of the program followed the Archbishop of Athens for two 24-hour periods, at home, at church, on the streets of Athens and of course in his office.

Among the topics of discussion are: The separation of Church and State, his relations with the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Prime Minister, religious symbols in public places, the citizenship of immigrants, the name of FYROM, the European course of Turkey, the scandal surrounding Vatopaidi Monastery, the mosque in Athens, and his childhood.

This is extremely interesting interview and will be screened on the evening of Palm Sunday March 28, 2010 at 22.50 on MEGA.