ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY CYPRUS HERITAGE
The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has described the
destruction of the Greek Christian heritage in the northern Turkish
occupied part of Cyprus as a tragedy, not only for the island but also
for the entire European Union.
The Archbishop was addressing a luncheon hosted by the Cypriot
community in Margate in honour of its guest, after a church service for
Epiphany Day and the sanctification of water, headed by the Archbishop
of Thyateira and Great Britain Grigorios.
During his speech, Williams said that much has already been said - and
I wouldnt add a great deal to that - about the situation in which
Cyprus still finds itself. A situation, he added, in which people are
not able to visit, in a natural and routine way, the houses of their
families and their ancestors and where, sadly, as some photographs I
studied over the years have shown, the long, rich and beautiful Greek
Christian heritage of the island have been left to decay or