His Holiness Aram I thanks the President of Cyprus for the new law Criminalizing the negation of the Armenian Genocide

April 2015 Upon hearing that the Cypriot parliament had voted unanimously to adopt a law criminalizing the negation of the Armenian Genocide, Catholicos Aram I wrote to President Nicos Anastasiades, thanking the people of Cyprus for their decision. In his letter, His Holiness Aram I noted that in 1975, Cyprus was the second country to recognize ...

Head of Orthodox Church in Cyprus favors leaving eurozone

24/3/13 The head of the powerful Orthodox Church in Cyprus says he prefers the debt-stricken nation to leave the euro as Nicosia is striving to avoid bankruptcy. “The euro cannot last,” said Archbishop Chrysostomos II in an interview with the Greek daily Realnews published on Saturday. “I'm not saying that it will crumble tomorrow, but with the brains ...

Archbishop comes out in favour of privatisations

Poly Pantelides - 6/3/13 THROWING his weight behind the privatisation of state assets, Archbishop Chrysostomos II yesterday said he believed privatising semi-governmental organisations (SGOs) was the way forward. The outspoken head of the Church who likes to dabble in politics and publicly backed President Nicos Anastasiades in run-up to the elections, told an SGO yesterday - state broadcaster ...