Restoration of Virgin Mary church in occupied Trachoni completed

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE - 12 /12/ 13 The completion of the restored church of Virgin Mary in the occupied village of Trachoni has been marked with an official ceremony, with crowds of people attending. Despite bad weather, Greek Cypriot refugees from Trachoni filled the small church, holding candles and icons in their hands, to attend the ceremony. The ...

Gov’t asks Cyprus church to help secure Russian loan

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE - 24/1/13 THE CYPRUS government appears to be seeking divine intervention in times of distress and has asked the head of the church to help secure a €5 billion loan from Russia. Archbishop Chrysostomos will intervene on its behalf to the Church of Russia regarding a request by Cyprus for financial assistance from Moscow. The primate ...

Archbishop Chrysostomos calls for Cyprus solution

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE - 26/12/12 In his Christmas message, read in all churches , Archnishop Chrysostomos notes that the strength of the message of the lord born into humanity rises above all the problems that Greek Cypriots face today, with occupation being the foremost. The head of the Cyprus Church says that efforts to reunify Cyprus must not ...

Christianity is in danger, warns Cyprus Archbishop

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE 5/9/2012 Christianity is at stake, especially in Syria, said here Monday Archbishop Chrysostomos, warning that if extremists prevail in Syria, minorities and Christians will feel the repercussions. The Archbishop said this is something which greatly concerns the Orthodox churches of the region. Archbishop Chrysostomos, together with the Patriarchs of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros and Jerusalem and ...

Christian Temple Becomes a Public Toilet in Famagusta

Marianna Tsatsou 8/8/2012 FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus – An historic monument of the Middle Ages, the holy temple of Saint George, is being used as a public toilet and fallen into complete ruin, it was reported. The church is located in Famagusta, an eastern city in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus, and, according to the Havantis newspaper, is ...

Eroglu: Turkish Cypriots are more “pure” than the Greek Cypriots

Eroglu: There are Turkish people in Cyprus since 1571. We are more pure than the Greeks, because we know where we came from

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE 5/4/2012 THE TURKISH CYPRIOT leader Dervis Eroglu has made one of his most provocative statements to date when he claimed Turkish Cypriots are more “pure” than the Greek Cypriots because “we know where we have come from, but I honestly do not know where they came from”. According to the daily Gunes newspaper, he alleged ...

Archbishop of Cyprus awarded “Pride of Russia” medal

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE 22/3/2012 Russian “Pride of the Homeland” foundation has awarded Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II with “Pride of Russia” medal. President of the foundation Nikolai Antonski conveyed to the Archbishop the gratitude of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian people. The Archbishop thanked him for the honor, saying that he feels that this expression of ...

FM protests violation of religious rights in occupied Cyprus

Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou Markoulli

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE 12/3/2012 Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou Markoulli has protested the continuous violation of the rights of Greek Cypriots, enclaved in the island’s northern Turkish occupied areas. Addressing an informal meeting of her EU counterparts, she said that since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 300 Orthodox Christians and 100 Catholic Maronites live enclaved in the Republic’s ...

Cyprus to host Middle East Council of Churches Meeting

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE 28/11/2011 The Church of Cyprus will be hosting the 10th General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches, on November 29 and 30, in Paphos. The delegates will seek ways to give the Council a more decisive role in the respect of human rights, religious freedom and the unity of Christians in the Middle ...

Cyprus and Israel to set up committee on Mediterranean Peace Vision

President of Israel Shimon Peres with the Archbishop

5/11/2011 FAMAGUSTA GAZETT Cyprus and Israel have decided to establish a joint committee on their Mediterranean vision for peace and for the relations between the European Union and all the states in the region. The decision was announced Thursday by President of Cyprus Demetris Christofias, after the conclusion of a meeting he held with President of Israel ...

Archbishop:Turkey destroys religious heritage in occupied Cyprus

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE 26/9/2011 Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II has indicted Turkey for the destruction of holy sites in the northern Turkish occupied areas of the island, calling on the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Georgia, Elias, to assist in any way possible and to exert pressure on the matter in the international arena. The Archbishop, who ...

Archbishop to attend Ecumenical Patriarchate Meeting

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE 30/8/2011 The head of the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, will depart Wednesday for Istanbul to attend a meeting convened by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The meeting will also be attended by the Primates of the Patriarchates of Alexandria Theodoros, Antioch Ignatius and Jerusalem Theophilos. The meeting will discuss the unrest in the ...