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First Phase of Apostolos Andreas Restoration Is 'Beacon Leading Cyprus to the Future' [photos]

Archaeologists and restoration experts have completed the first phase of the restoration of the Church of Apostolos Andreas in the Karpasia peninsula in the north of Cyprus. Last Monday the church was handed over to the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage after...

Religious Leaders Make Joint Appeal for Information on Missing Persons

Cyprus' religious leaders have made a joint appeal to Cypriots of all creeds to provide information to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) on possible burial sites. On Monday, “Archbishop Chrysostomos II of the Church of Cyprus, Dr Talip Atalay,Mufti of...

Looted Church Treasures Return to Cyprus

The Church of Cyprus has announced that 34 treasures that were stolen from the island’s Turkish-occupied areas, are expected to return on Friday afternoon to Cyprus. The treasures will return to Cyprus following a decision by the Munich Court...

Hungarian Enterpreneur Plans to Turn Paphos into Dubai

A Hungarian entrepreneur is planning to invest 7.5 billion euros in order to turn Paphos into a luxury tourist destination that resembles Dubai. His ambitious plans include the construction of an artificial island, as well as three or four large...

Cyprus: US Investors Interested in Ledra Palace

Archbishop Chrysostomos announced that US investors are interested in leasing the Ledra Palace hotel in the buffer zone of Nicosia. The Church holds the majority stake in the building which has now become the landmark of Nicosia. During their visit in...

Smuggled Relics Will Return To Cyprus

According to the newspaper Liberal, the Munich Court of Appeals has ordered the return to the Church of Cyprus some 173 ecclesiastical relics (icons, mosaics and mural paintings e.t.c.), that a Turkish smuggler of antiquities, Aydin Dikmen, had looted...

Archbishop of Cyprus Pleads for Kirill of Moscow Support on Cyprus Issue

Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II, called on Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all the Russians, who pays a visit to Cyprus to continue supporting the struggle of Cyprus the liberation of the occupied areas of Cyprus and restoration of...