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British man just convicted of killing ailing wife is released from custody 

Jul 31, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

David Hunter told the court that his wife had blood cancer and that she was “begging” him to help her... Read more


British man found not guilty of murdering terminally ill wife after smothering her 

Jul 21, 2023

By Daniel Payne

David Hunter had told the court that his wife “begged him” to end her painful suffering from blood cancer. Read more

Saint Nicholas church in Paphos, Cyprus

Analysis: A divided island faces uncertain future after death of Cyprus Orthodox archbishop

Nov 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Archbishop Chrysostomos II died on Monday at age 81. Who will be able to collect the legacy of the head... Read more

Pope Francis meets with refugees whom he helped to bring to Italy on his 85th birthday, Dec. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis celebrates his 85th birthday with refugees he helped bring to Italy

Dec 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The group of about ten refugees are being supported directly by Pope Francis. Read more

Pope Francis greets Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa of Jerusalem at a Mass at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 3, 2021.

Patriarch Pizzaballa: Cyprus is ‘where Europe and the Holy Land meet’

Dec 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis made a whirlwind visit to the island last week. Read more

Grace and Daniel have been stuck in Cyprus' buffer zone for more than six months after they fled Cameroon.

These Christian migrants prayed for a better future. Now Pope Francis is making it possible

Dec 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

As a sign of Pope Francis’ concern for migrants, the Vatican has announced that it is helping to arrange the... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis invites Catholics in Cyprus to be agents of fraternity

Dec 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking on the first day of his visit to Cyprus and Greece. Read more

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Leronymos look at the sea from Lesbos on April 16, 2016.

It’s official: Pope Francis will travel to Cyprus and Greece in December

Nov 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The five-day trip will include a stop on the Greek island of Lesbos. Read more

Pope Francis pictured on April 17, 2013.

Pope Francis says he wants to travel to Oceania and Africa

Oct 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

He confirmed that he would visit Greece and Cyprus in December. Read more

Pope Francis receives Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in a private audience at the Vatican on Nov. 18, 2019.

Pope Francis will visit Cyprus in December, says local official

Sep 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican has not confirmed the trip, but the pope said he hoped to visit the island nation. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at the Vatican, Jan. 8, 2014.

Pope Francis meets with Cypriot president

Feb 15, 2014

Pope Francis held an audience Feb. 15 with Nicos Anastasiades, president of Cyprus, at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, discussing religious... Read more