THE WAGES of Slovak priests and other clerics should be increased as of next year, the Slovak daily SME wrote.
The current average cleric's wage is Sk9,000 (€225), which should be increased to Sk12,000 (€300) according to a report that the Slovak cabinet discussed on June 2.
Next year, the state will provide clerics Sk170 million (€4.3 million) more than this year's Sk686 million (€17.2 million).
The state paid 3,042 clerics and 257 other employees of registered churches in Slovakia last year.
14. Jun 2004 at 0:00 | From press reports