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Grave robbers steal Cyprus Archbishops’ remains

1111Cyprus police say grave robbers have stolen the remains of two Archbishops who led the island’s Greek Orthodox church in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos says the Archbishops’ coffins were found missing early Sunday after officers responded to a fire at a downtown Nicosia graveyard where the tombs of Sofronios III and Kyrillos II are located.
No motive for the theft was given.
The Archbishops led the Cypriot church between 1865 and 1916.
Last December thieves snatched the remains of former President Tassos Papadopoulos and hid them in another cemetery until its discovery earlier this month. Two people, who police say were holding the corpse for ransom, are in custody.

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