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Proposed resolution at US Senate refers to Cyprus
2005-05-26 12:23:05

Nicosia, May 26 (CNA) -- A draft of a resolution, tabled at the US Senate, notes the work achieved by the late Archbishop Iakovos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.

It says that Archbishop Iakovos ''spoke out forcefully against violations of human rights and religious freedom and in 1974, undertook a massive campaign to assist Greek Cypriot refugees following the invasion of Cyprus by Turkish armed forces.''

The Senate is called to honour the late Archbishop's commitment to the principles of equality, humanity and peace and to recognise that he was a committed and caring pastor to a whole generation of Greek Americans.

The resolution, submitted by Olympia Snowe and Paul Sarbanes, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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