Posts Tagged ‘Cyprus’

St Andrew: A saint of division

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

For all his ubiquity, the biblical Andrew is a shadowy figure. In one of a handful of scriptural references, he is the apostle who tells Jesus that five loaves and two fishes won’t feed 5,000 people; a miracle soon proves otherwise. Like other widely honoured saints, Andrew himself defies the laws of finitude by appealing Read more

Orthodox Church offers to bankroll government of Cyprus

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

The leader of the Orthodox Church in Cyprus has said he will mortgage its assets and invest in government bonds to help pave the way for an international bailout of the financially-troubled nation. The offer by Archbishop Chrysostomos II came after the country’s Parliament rejected a bill that would have allowed the government to seize Read more