First and foremost a man of God but the Church still needs money

Cyprus-Mail January 2014 Archbishop Chrysostomos II on Friday denied suggestions that he was neglecting his spiritual work to concentrate on the Church’s finances. “This is not true and these comments have been made by people who have nothing to do with the Church nor do they know what we do,” he said. Speaking to the public broadcaster CyBC, the ...

The state is right to listen to the Church

11/11/13 The views expressed in your Opinion section (Cyprus Mail, Saturday, November 2) regarding the Church and the formation of civil laws do not seem like very rational opinions to hold. It is rightfully stated that the Republic of Cyprus is a secular state. The opinion fails to admit, though, that there exists any kind of ...

Bishop appeals for public help in wake of church thefts

14/8/13 Paphos Bishop Georgios has urged people to help guard churches in the district following a spate of burglaries and the theft of thousands of euros worth of artefacts. “People are exasperated; this is a provocation against everything they hold sacred,” Georgios told the Cyprus Mail. In the past week, five churches have been hit by what the ...

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 ...