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President signs book of condolences for Greek Archbishop
2008-01-31 08:42:21

Nicosia, Jan 30 – Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos expressed deep sorrow over the death of Archbishop of Greece Christodoulos, noting “we will always remember him”.

“It is our wordless grief for the early grave of the Archbishop, who brought the Church closer to the people, who stood by our side from the beginning, who was so much loved by the Cyprus people and who loved our island so”, President Papadopoulos told reporters, after signing the book of condolences opened at the Embassy of Greece.

The Cypriot President was represented at today’s funeral in Athens by Minister of Defense Christodoulos Pashiardes. The Church of Cyprus was represented by Archbishop Chrysostomos II.

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