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Les relations entre l'Eglise semi-autonome de Crète et l'Etat grec du point de vue nomocanonique

Abstract : The status of the semi-autonomous Church of Crete is currently unique in the field of administration of Orthodox Churches and therefore appears with peculiarities and current interest. Our present research is carried out around two basic axises.The first one concerns the study of the historical “birth” and development of contemporary public relations between the Crete Church and the Greek state. The second one is the study and the nomocanonical interpretation of the current institutional framework which determine the organisation and the function of the half – autonomous Church of Crete within the Greek state. The Crete Church is currently governed by the 4149/1961 law “the constitution law of the Orthodox Church on Crete” the syntax of which was greatly influenced by the previous constitutory laws of both the Church of Crete and the Greek Church. These texts introduced several state interventions in the administration of Crete Church, the results of which are obvious today. Untill now, the elaboration and the approval of a new Charter concerning the Crete Church enlightened by the new Greek constitution established in 1975, has not been possible. Thus the target of the present research has been the presentation of the internal administration of the Crete Church and its relations in all its forms with the Greek state through the contemporary religious beliefs concerning religious freedom as well as the Holy Rules of the Church protected by the state constitution. The main contribution of this research lies in the approach of the relations between the Church of Crete and the Greek state not only from the legislative point of view but also from the ecclesiastical one provided the Holy Rules are the internal principle of justice within Church.
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Vasileios Somarakis. Les relations entre l'Eglise semi-autonome de Crète et l'Etat grec du point de vue nomocanonique. Religions. Université de Strasbourg, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012STRAK001⟩. ⟨tel-00720614⟩

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