BILL WILL BE PUSHED THROUGH TO ALLOW CREMATIONS

  8/6/13 NICOSIA - A bill allowing cremation in Cyprus will be pushed through the House for a vote, the House Interior Committee announced yesterday. Speaking to the media, committee chairman Yiannos Lamaris said the bill would finally give people living on the island the right to choose how their bodies would be laid to rest. “Under the bill, ...

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’ Orthodox Church feels cash crunch

21/8/2012 NICOSIA, Cyprus: The leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church says senior clergy and staff earning over (euro) 2,000 ($2,460) a month are in for salary cuts as the island nation's ongoing financial crisis has seen church revenue dwindle. Archbishop Chrysostomos II told state broadcaster CyBC Tuesday that the church's top decision-making body, the Holy Synod, will ...