FinMin meets with Archbishop

Government vice president and Finance minister Evangelos Venizelos met on Wednesday with Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece and discussed outstanding Church finance issues.
Venizelos met with the Archbishop and members of the Holy Synod at the Church headquarters at Moni Petraki.
Ieronymos said afterwards that the meeting had been "beneficial", adding that all the Synod members were given the floor, while "answers were given to our requests, and these aim at progress".
He noted that the Church in Greece has always stood and fought at the side of the people and has given all that it could.
Venizelos in turn thanked the Archbishop for the "fruitful" discussion and praised the "great work" the Church has done throughout the years.
"It is our duty to safeguard our national unity and social cohesion," Venizelos said, adding "therefore, in both word and action, the Church is of decisive importance".
Venizelos expressed optimism that, following this meeting, "we can do very specific and practical things that will give relief to the people in need".

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