Church willing to use assets to pay off Greece’s debts, Archbishop says

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece on Saturday indicated that he was willing to proceed with the exploitation of Church assets, acting together with the Greek state, on condition that the money raised would go toward paying off Greece’s debt. In an interview with the private broadcaster Skai, he clarified that he was not talking about selling off Church property but its exploitation, so that it remained in Greek hands.

The archbishop said the issue would be discussed with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras “in good time”.

Referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the archbishop noted that he had “no dispute with her, but whatever can be done for the Greek people would be welcome.”