Cyprus Church: EU bailout offensive

19/3/13 Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church on the island, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, described the Europeans stance at the Eurogroup on Cyprus as “offensive". Speaking to reporters after a memorial service on Sunday, the head of the Cyprus church said that when Cyprus is able to, it should leave the Eurozone. He said that it would be a ...

Cyprus Church leader urges unions to avoid strikes

NICOSIA, Cyprus — The Associated Press - 15/12/12 The leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church is urging trade unions not to strike over austerity measures taken by the government. Cyprus has cut salaries for state workers and a range of benefits - steps international lenders have demanded in exchange for a bailout. Archbishop Chrystostomos II said Friday that ...

Cyprus Church Plans to Invest in Banks, Energy, Archbishop Says

By Paul Tugwel 9/4/2012 The Orthodox Christian Church of Cyprus wants to invest hundreds of millions of euros in the country’s economy to boost jobs and benefit the church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said. “As a church, we are ready to invest so that the economy improves and people can work,” Chrysostomos said today following a meeting with President ...

Historic new charter for Cyprus Church

By: Elias Hazou 10/9/2010 IN A move hailed as ‘historic,’ the Holy Synod yesterday approved the text of a new charter rendering the Church of Cyprus truly autocephalous. The new charter will be endorsed by the body Monday at the Archbishopric, during a ceremony to be attended by the President, political leaders and VIPs. An autocephalous church is one that ...

Cyprus Church seeks to silence critics of Pope Tour

25/5/2010 NICOSIA (Reuters Life!) - The leader of Cyprus's ancient Orthodox Church lashed out on Tuesday at criticism of Pope Benedict's upcoming visit to the island on June 4-6. Some members of the Holy Synod, the Cypriot Church's governing body, have expressed opposition to the Catholic Pope's visit to the Mediterranean island, calling him a "heretic." At least ...