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Source: Pravoslavie.ru Athens, February 11, 2015 Aristidis Baltas, the new Greek minister of culture, education and religious affairs, at the meeting of Parliament has formulated the government’s program on relations between the Church and state, reports AgionOros.ru. According to the minister, “It is necessary to separate the Church from the state, but that is a long and difficult process.” A. Baltas has stressed that, “The first steps to separate the Church from the state may be taken in the near future”. Reference from AgionOros.ru: The myth that the Orthodox Church “does not pay taxes and exists on the state budget”…