The Bishop of Iceland will receive a raise of ISK 270,000 (USD 2,600/EUR 2,200) per month.
The earnings from admission to Hallgrímskirkja church’s tower amounted to ISK 238 million last year, resulting in an overall profit for the church.
The number of Icelanders who are not registered members of any religious organization has more than doubled since 2010.
The Icelandic National Church has faced scrutiny since the mid-90’s, due to its poor handling of the sexual assault accusations of its priests. In 1996, bishop of Iceland Ólafur Skúlason was accused of sexually assaulting a woman numerous times.
The National Church of Iceland has criticized the financial plan of the Government in a formal letter from the church council and the combined bishops. The financial plan is currently going through parliament.
Yesterday, church bells in Iceland tolled for three minutes at 5 pm to bring attention to the situation in Aleppo, Syria.
Church ministers deserve a reprimand for offering sanctuary to asylum seekers in Laugarneskirkja church last week, opines Helgi Magnús Gunnarsson deputy state prosecutor.
If the only place you ever considered getting married at is Dómkirkja church in downtown Reykjavík, you may have to pray your love will last until the summer of 2017.
Only one person showed up for Christmas service at Innri-Njarðvíkur Church, near Keflavík, on Christmas morning.
Supporters of the Pirate Party and Bright Future are most likely to be in favor of the separation of church and state in Iceland, according to the latest pulse of the nation poll by Gallup. Independence Party voters are least likely to be in favor, with 62 percent of respondents saying they...