Cyprus: Public mourning until Saturday for Archbishop Chrysostomos II

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Cyprus is in mourning after the death of its archbishop, Chrysostom II. Until Saturday, where his burial will take place, exactly 16 years after his enthronement, public mourning has been declared, with the flags of the Republic of Cyprus flying at half mast.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who will come to Cyprus for the first time, will preside over the exit service at the Cathedral Church of Apostle Barnabas. A funeral will be delivered by the President of the Republic. The Archbishop will be buried in the crypt of the Holy Churchas was his wish. His body will be exposed for public pilgrimage from Thursday until Saturday morning mentions it sigmalive.

The elections will be held, according to the Church’s Statute, 40 days after his death, with the succession race having now entered the final stretch. “It is disrespectful to talk about succession while the Archbishop is buried” said the Metropolitan of Paphos, George.

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Source: News Beast

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