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Pope Benedict calls on EU action to restore justice in Cyprus
2006-02-22 13:56:00

Vatican City, Feb 22 - The EU should, if it believes in the principles it declares, become active and restore justice in Cyprus, Pope Benedict XVI was quoted by Cyprus' House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias as saying.

The Pope, who had received Mr. Christofias on Wednesday, called on the EU to become energetic to restore justice in Cyprus, harmonize the anomalous situation and become a bridge for cultures and religions.

Mr. Christofias noted that the Pontiff was informed about the Cyprus problem and on the looting of cultural treasures in the Turkish occupied areas as well as the pillage of churches there.

He pointed out to the Pontiff that the Cyprus problem is not a religious problem, adding that he stressed to the Pope the Cypriot people's readiness to become a bridge between religions and culture.

The two exchanged presents and, after a personal audition, the Pope received the remaining Cypriot delegation.

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