Church ready to pay up for monastery restoration

10/4/13 THE CHURCH of Cyprus is ready to pay to restore the crumbling Apostolos Andreas monastery in the occupied Karpas peninsula, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said yesterday. The church is expected to put in the €2.5 million necessary for the first phase of a three-stage restoration process that is due to cost in total an estimated €6.0 million. The ...

Archbishop: Apostolos Andreas belongs to us

16/1/13 THE ARCHBISHOP yesterday reasserted his readiness to let the historic Apostolos Andreas Monastery in occupied Karpasia collapse rather than sign onto any plan that does not state that the Church of Cyprus owns the site. “I’ve said it before that I would rather see the monastery collapse than let go of the property. The monastery is ...

UNDP restorers dismayed by plans for historic Armenian church

10/11/2012 An organization for religious foundations in the north has leased an historic and beautifully restored Armenian site through an unfair and opaque tender procedure, the United Nations Development Program-Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT) program have said, the Cyprus Mail reports. EVKAF, that oversees religious foundations in the north, leased in August the 14th century Armenian ...