Pope in Cyprus for peace in Middle East

05/06/2010
Cypriot President, Papal visit boost for peace in the region
In an interview, Christofias says that Cyprus expects the visit of Benedict XVI to boost for a peaceful solution of the drama created by the Turkish occupation of northern part of the island and the situation throughout Middle East.
05/06/2010
Pope: we can not remain indifferent to the need to support Christians in the Holy Land
On the second day of his visit to Cyprus, Benedict XVI emphasizes the importance of ecumenism also in helping Christians in the region. Politicians urged to "deconstruct the political ideologies that otherwise supplant the truth," with the results seen in the last century. A meeting with the small Catholic community.
04/06/2010
Fr. Jaeger: Churches in the Middle East from "protected" minorities to full religious freedom
The delegate to the Holy Land says that even in the midst of many problems, Christians have a “vibrant and lively” presence. The future Synod urges the churches to no longer consider themselves as “tolerated islands " but "citizens" in their own right, in "equality and freedom”. Today, Benedict XVI begins his trip to Cyprus. The pope will deliver the Instrumentum Laboris the working document for the Synod for the Churches to the bishops of the region.
04/06/2010
Pope: Christian unity in the Middle East, witnesses of the Gospel in difficult circumstances
Ecumenism and the Synod for the Middle East marks the first day of Benedict XVI's visit to Cyprus, a place of "crossroads of cultures and religions." The desire for full unity in the celebration with Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos.