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Cyprus a religious “model” for the Middle East

Cyprus a religious “model” for the Middle East

Cyprus is a religious “model” for the broader region of the Middle East since huge progress has been achieved on the island to build trust between the different religious communities, said UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion Heiner Bielefeldt. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, at the Home for Cooperation, which was attended

Greek Cypriots hold ceremony at St. Nicolas Church at Zodeia after 40 years

Greek Cypriots held a religious ceremony today at the Saint George Xalonas Church for the first time in 40 years. The church is located along the Güzelyurt-Bostancı road. Around 850 worshippers attended the ceremony carried out by Güzelyurt Metropolitan Bishop Neofidos held on the occasion of Saint Georges’s name day. Strict security measures were taken

Mufti:Pilgrimage by 1,000 T/c proves communities can co-exist peacefully

  Published by:http://incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/local-news/4422/42887/religion-can-contribute-to-cyprus-peace-says-mufti Saturday’s pilgrimage to the Hala Sultan Mosque in Larnaca by more than 1,000 Turkish Cypriots proves the island’s two communities can co-exist peacefully, Turkish Cypriot religious leader, the Mufti of Cyprus, Talip Atalay has said.Speaking after morning prayers at the mosque, he thanked everybody who helped make the pilgrimage possible, in particular

Hundreds expected in Larnaca for Hijri pilgrimage

Published by: http://incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/local-news/4422/42798/hundreds-expected-in-larnaca-for-hijri-pilgrimage    An organised pilgrimage is scheduled to bring around 1,000 visitors from the Turkish-held north to the Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca on Saturday. Pilgrims will gather at the Ayios Dhometios check point in Nicosia at 10 am on Saturday before they are driven by bus to the mosque to celebrate Hijri

Greek and Turkish Cypriot journalists visited under-restoration holy site

Published by:http://incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/local-news/4422/42626/saving-a-historic-monastery Miraculously enough, the structure of the almost dilapidated historic monastery of Apostolos Andreas in the enclaved Karpas peninsula is quite sound – with the exception of its bell tower. This is what architect and restoration expert Diomidis Myriantheas of Patra University told Greek and Turkish Cypriot journalists who visited the under-restoration holy site

Cyprus Archbishop highlights common efforts with Grand Mufti for peace

Published by:http://www.parikiaki.com/2014/11/cyprus-archbishop-highlights-common-efforts-with-grand-mufti-for-peace/ The effort of religious leaders in Cyprus is to reunite the people and to bring peace in the island, Cyprus` Archbishop Chrysostomos II noted on Thursday. The Archbishop, who celebrates on Thursday his name day, received the Grand Mufti of Cyprus Talip Atalay and the UNSG Special Representative for Cyprus Lisa Buttenheim, among

Cypriot foes unite to save ancient religious site #Reuters

Published by: Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/12/us-cyprus-monastery-restoration-idUSKCN0IW1SF20141112?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt   1 of 7. A construction worker lights a candle in front of an icon of the Apostle Andrew in a 15th century chapel at the Apostolos Andreas Monastery in Cyprus, November 11, 2014.  (Reuters) – On a remote outcrop in divided Cyprus, Greeks and Turks have put aside decades of enmity

Apostolos Andreas Monastery restoration offers hope for future,G/C & T/C say

Published by: Parikiakihttp://www.parikiaki.com/2014/11/restoration-of-apostolos-andreas-monastery-offers-hope-for-future-gc-and-tc-say/ Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots view with optimism the restoration work carried out at Apostolos Andreas Monastery in the Turkish occupied Karpasia peninsula. Journalists from the government controlled areas of the Republic and the Turkish occupied northern part of Cyprus joined a monitoring visit of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and