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S+L BLOG: Cyprus



Today in his farewell address at Larnaca airport in Cyprus, the Holy Father made direct reference to the political unrest in Cyprus saying that his accommodations at the Apostolic Nunciature, which is located in the United Nations buffer zone, provided a vantage point from which he witnessed Cyprus’ pronounced division first-hand. “Having stayed these past ...read more
This afternoon in Cyprus, Pope Benedict addressed the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Cyprus, His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, at the Archbishop’s residence in Nicosia. In his address, Pope Benedict called for “full and visible communion” between the Churches of the East and the West; a communion “to be lived in fidelity to the Gospel and the ...read more
While most of us here in Toronto were still tucked in our beds, Pope Benedict XVI’s schedule for his second day in Cyprus had already kicked into high gear and thus the day for the S+L Cyprus crew began at 2:30 am ET. The Holy Father’s itinerary and the groups with whom he will be ...read more
This morning, Pope Benedict XVI landed on Cyprus, a Mediterranean island located south of Turkey and west of Syria and Lebanon. Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, welcomed the Holy Father at 2pm local time. The country’s president, Orthodox clergy, politicians and select Roman Catholic faithful were among those present for the ...read more
Today marks Day 1 of the Holy Father’s three-day visit to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. This being the first time a pope has ever set foot on Cyprus, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit is highly-anticipated, though not without substantial political and ecumenical implications. Cyprus has been a country divided for over 30 years following a ...read more