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The Pope will pay official visit to Cyprus
2010-04-19 11:01:58

Nicosia, Apr 10 – His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will pay an official visit to the Republic of Cyprus between June 4-6, following an invitation extended by the President of the Republic Demetris Christofias during his visit to the Vatican in March 2009.

According to an official press release, this is an event of major historic importance as it is the first time such a visit is taking place.

The Pontiff will be accompanied by the Secretary of State of the Vatican and other high ranking officials of the Holy See. Pope Benedict XVI will have official meetings with the President of the Republic and other state officials, the Archbishop of Cyprus as well as with representatives of the Catholic Community of Cyprus. During his stay in Cyprus, the Pontiff will make a holy pilgrimage to St. Paulís Pillar in Paphos.

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