Elderly and churches targeted in Limassol thefts

 Stefanos Evripidou - October 2013 Cyprus A 20-YEAR OLD man was remanded in custody for two days on Saturday by the Limassol district court in connection with an attack on a 70-year-old kiosk owner who was robbed of €30. Limassol CID chief Ioannis Soteriades said statements were taken implicating the 20-year-old Greek Cypriot in the kiosk robbery leading ...

Church raising cash to maintain majority stake in Hellenic

Stefanos Evripidou - August 2013 Cyprus THE CHURCH is prepared to sell off prime real estate to raise the necessary cash to maintain its majority stake in Hellenic Bank, said Archbishop Chrysostomos II yesterday. In an interview with online financial news site Stockwatch, the Primate acknowledged that keeping the Church’s majority shares in the bank would not be ...

Malas pledges to work with Church

Stefanos Evripidou - 13/2/13 THE AKEL-backed presidential candidate Stavros Malas yesterday pledged to work with the Church of Cyprus in forming policies to tackle the country’s division and economic woes. Following in the footsteps of his main opponent in the presidential race, DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades, Malas yesterday met with Archbishop Chrysostomos II for over an hour. Despite ...

A triumph of bicommunal collaboration

Stefanos Evripidou - 2/2/13 REACHING AGREEMENT on restoration work for the decaying monastery of Apostolos Andreas in the Karpas peninsular was a triumph of bicommunal collaboration and positive thinking, said Takis Hadjidemetriou, a member of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage yesterday. “This is a watershed moment. Only through the cooperation of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots ...

‘The Church will not let anyone starve’

Stefanos Evripidou - 13/12/12 THE Archbishopric in Nicosia was briefly evacuated yesterday as three fire engines were used to put out a fire in the historic building’s basement. Fire Service spokeswoman Liza Kemidji said yesterday that the fire broke out at 9.55am in the basement where the Church keeps its archives and old computers, leading to the ...