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1. Proposed marriage act aims to fix divorce in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/proposed-marriage-act-aims-to-fix-divorce-in-cyprus

The government in the Republic of Cyprus is reviving attempts to reform marriage law, with legislation proposals aiming to modernize divorce proceedings, eliminate outdated laws, and prevent child marriages that could violate statutory rape laws...

2. Greece: Bishop says women who get raped 'want it'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-bishop-says-women-who-get-raped-want-it

An Orthodox bishop has been universally condemned for saying that women who are raped “want it.”...

3. Cyprus’ church wars over Ukraine quiet down

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-church-wars-over-ukraine-quiet-down

Cyprus' Tamasos metropolitan bishop Isaiah, a top contender for the archbishopric throne who fell out of favor with Archbishop Chrysostomos, traveled to Istanbul this week with the primate’s blessing, a possible signal that the island’s ugly church split over Ukraine was drawing to a quiet close ahead of possible elections...

4. Holy Synod protests over baptism of gay couple’s children

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/holy-synod-protests-over-baptism-of-gay-couple-s-children

The Holy Synod of Greece’s Orthodox Church unanimously voted on Monday to send a letter of protest to Archbishop of America Elpidophoros over his decision to baptize the twin children of a same-sex couple in the Athens suburb of Glyfada last week....

5. Cypriot priest reassigned after coup faux pas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-priest-reassigned-after-coup-faux-pas

Failure to commemorate a Greek Cypriot man killed by EOKA in 1973 lead to a local priest being reassigned this week, with the cleric saying it was an honest mistake but the relatives argue there was a sinister motive...

6. Volunteerism czar pleads not guilty to faking resume

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/volunteerism-czar-pleads-not-guilty-to-faking-resume

A former volunteerism commissioner, who resigned his post last year amid allegations he had lied on his school report and professional resume, has pleaded not guilty with his new lawyer arguing his client was not getting a fair shake in the media...

7. East-West orthodox split deepens in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/east-west-orthodox-split-deepens-in-cyprus

An interview with the Archbishop of Cyprus, who used unfavorable words for detractor bishops as well as the Patriarch of Moscow, is causing all sorts of reactions on the island where campaign drama is unfolding both in a highly contested presidential election and a looming replacement for head of church...

8. Woman says bishop sexually assaulted her as a teen

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-says-bishop-sexually-assaulted-her-as-a-teen

Former Kition bishop Chrysostomos is facing more sexual assault charges after his acquittal in a rape case last year, with a new female accuser saying he assaulted her when she was seeking orphan aid from the church at the age of 16...

9. Ukraine crisis stains church elections in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ukraine-crisis-stains-church-elections-in-cyprus

A Cypriot theologian has blown the lid off the game of thrones in archbishopric elections on the island, suggesting anti-Russia agenda is behind efforts to take the vote away from believers who might favor a pro-Moscow candidate in order to task the Holy Synod with naming the winner...

10. NATO jets in Cyprus draw split reactions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nato-jets-in-cyprus-draw-split-reactions

Claims between East and West over the situation in Ukraine were hard to hold down over the weekend, but reports of more British fighter jets landing in Cyprus to deter Russia drew mixed reactions on the island where even the Church is feeling the heat as it prepares for elections...

11. Calls for lesser charge in Cyprus' mercy killing case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/calls-for-lesser-charge-in-cyprus-mercy-killing-case

A British man accused of murdering his cancer-stricken wife in Cyprus has denied premeditated charges, with his lawyers calling on the country’s chief law enforcer to reduce the charge to assisted suicide amid ongoing euthanasia debate on the island...

12. Retired pope asks pardon for abuse, but admits no wrongdoing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/retired-pope-asks-pardon-for-abuse-but-admits-no-wrongdoing

Retired Pope Benedict XVI asked forgiveness Tuesday for any “grievous faults” in his handling of clergy sex abuse cases, but denied any personal or specific wrongdoing after an independent report criticized his actions in four cases while he was archbishop of Munich, Germany....

13. Cyprus’ Archbishop sends unvaxxed priests home

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-archbishop-sends-unvaxxed-priests-home

Cyprus’ Archbishop announced over the weekend that he would send unvaccinated priests home on a mandatory leave of absence, saying they could face even tougher measures if they fail to obey their chief bishop...

14. 'Health care is a moral obligation': Pope Francis backs global Covid vaccination programmes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-care-is-a-moral-obligation-pope-francis-backs-global-covid-vaccination-programmes

Pope Francis declared today that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus is a 'moral obligation' and denounced how people had been swayed by 'baseless information' to refuse jabs....

15. Desmond Tutu, South Africa's moral conscience, dies aged 90

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/desmond-tutu-south-africa-s-moral-conscience-dies-aged-90

Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90....

16. Hundreds gather at GSP to attend a Papal Holy Mass (Images/Video)

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hundreds-gather-at-gsp-to-attend-a-papal-holy-mass-images-video

Pope Francis arrived at GSP stadium to the cheers of hundreds of people who came from far and wide to attend the Holy Mass held today at 10 am....

17. Francis in Cyprus calls for end to 'walls of fear'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/francis-in-cyprus-calls-for-end-to-walls-of-fear

Pope Francis verged into the world of poetry on Thursday at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia where he likened Cyprus to the painful process of producing a beautiful pearl, calling for an end to 'walls of fear' and urging people off all cultures to embrace one another...

18. Seven Greek soldiers killed during the invasion have finally returned home

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/seven-greek-soldiers-killed-during-the-invasion-have-finally-returned-home

Forty-seven years after they were killed during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the remains of 7 Greek soldiers were returned to their homeland....

19. Cyprus dips toe into euthanasia debate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-dips-toe-into-euthanasia-debate

Euthanasia in the Republic of Cyprus is forbidden by law but two women in parliament are more than ready to discuss the taboo of painless killing, a practice viewed by the Church as suicide or even murder...

20. Former bishop acquitted of rape charges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/former-bishop-acquitted-of-rape-charges

Former Kition bishop Chrysostomos has been acquitted of rape charges after a criminal court found his female accuser made contradictory statements and outlandish allegations during the closed trial...

21. Explosive report shows thousands of paedophiles active in the French Catholic church since 1950

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/explosive-report-shows-thousands-of-paedophiles-active-in-the-french-catholic-church-since-1950

An independent commission investigating child sexual abuse in the French Catholic church, headed by Jean-Marc Sauve, submitted their findings today to the president of the Bishops’ Conference of France (CEF)....

22. Family of unvaccinated COVID victim hits back

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/family-of-unvaccinated-covid-victim-hits-back

The family of a COVID victim who died last month at Nicosia General is pointing finger at the state hospital, while dismissing reports in the media that their loved one’s religious faith or private medical advice had brought about his demise...

23. Papa Pancho plans Cyprus visit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/papa-pancho-plans-cyprus-visit

Pope Francis will visit Cyprus in December, making him the second Roman Catholic pontiff to ever travel to the eastern Mediterranean island nation, a Cypriot official said Tuesday...

24. Bishop’s defense rests case in rape trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bishop-s-defense-rests-case-in-rape-trial

Former Kition Bishop Chrysostomos pleaded not guilty to rape charges on Monday, with his signed unsworn testimony read in the courtroom during a closed session after he was previously found fit to stand trial...

25. Bishop’s mental fitness raised before rape trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bishop-s-mental-fitness-raised-before-rape-trial

The lawyer for former Kition Bishop Chrysostomos, who has yet to be arraigned on rape charges, says his client is not mentally competent to stand trial, as more women speak out against the metropolitan...

26. Sexual abuse complaints hit double digits

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sexual-abuse-complaints-hit-double-digits

Police say over ten official complaints involving sexual abuse allegations were under investigation, as one case after the other came forward in Cyprus’ own MeToo movement...

27. Churchgoers, verger booked after jam-packed Epiphany service

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/churchgoers-verger-booked-after-jam-packed-epiphany-service

Police have booked nine churchgoers and the verger of the church who openly defied government coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday during the Epiphany service held by the controversial Morphou Bishop Neophytos, who has since the outbreak of the pandemic caused headaches to authorities by outspokenly refusing to comply with government restrictions....

28. Anti-vaxxers clash with police in Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anti-vaxxers-clash-with-riot-police-in-nicosia

Riot police clashed with protesters in west Nicosia on Thursday, where a demonstration took place against vaccinations and health restrictions imposed by the government...

29. Bishop vows to keep churches open

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bishop-vows-to-keep-churches-open

The Bishop of Morphou says he will keep churches in his diocese open to the public, contrary to the latest government measures, with the Metropolitan adding he is ready to face trial in a court of law...

30. Bishop apologises over reporter incident

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bishop-apologises-over-reporter-incident

Bishop Nikiforos of Kykkos, who told a reporter to “shut up” on Wednesday as cameras were rolling, has issued an apology, saying he regretted his behaviour, with the incident revealing tensions remain high over the Ukrainian issue...

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