THE CONSTITUTION OF GREECE
In the name of the Holy and Consubstantial and Indivisible Trinity
1. Freedom of religious conscience is inviolable. The enjoy- ment of civil rights and liberties does not depend on the indivi-dual's religious beliefs.
2. All known religions shall be free and their rites of worship shall be performed unhindered and under the protection of the law. The practice of rites of worship is not allowed to offend public order or the good usages. Proselytism is prohibited.
3. The ministers of all known religions shall be subject to the same supervision by the State and to the same obligations toward it as those of the prevailing religion.
4. No person shall be exempt from discharging his obligations to the State or may refuse to comply with the laws by reason of his religious convictions.
5. No oath shall be imposed or administered except as specified by law and in the form determined by law.
Greece is a state in which, unlike most of Europe, the major religious community is the Orthodox Christian. That is why relations between the state and the church have always been influenced by the general social position of the Orthodox Church. Our project Article 13 examines issues of religious freedom and the contemporary society.