Could Pope Benedict’s visit to Cyprus next month become heavily politicized?
In an interview with Terrasanta.net, the Cypriot ambassador to the Holy See, George Poulides, said that the Pope’s June 4-6 visit will act as “a vigorous protest” against the Turkish occupation of the north of the island.
“The moral influence of the Pope is massive,” Ambassador Poulides told me last week. “His mere presence on this wounded island constitutes a vigorous protest against the injustice and the violence that the Cypriot people have undergone, namely the Turkish occupation.”
Cyprus has been territorially divided since Turkish troops invaded the Mediterranean island’s northern region in 1974, which...READ MORE