Sunday, June 06, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI in Cyprus


Pope Benedict XVI (R) greets faithful as he enters the Church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa in the coastal town of Paphos June 4, 2010. (Reuters/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI greets Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II (R) of Cyprus at the church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa, known as the 'Church by St. Paul's Pillar', on June 4, 2010, in the southwestern Cypriot town of Paphos, where the pointiff is beginning his first visit to an Orthodox Christian country. (Getty/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI and Cyprus Arcbishop Chrystomos II arrive at ancient church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa in the southwestern Cypriot town of Paphos on June 4, 2010, at the start of the pointiff's first visit to an Orthodox country. (Getty/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI sits next to Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II (R) of Cyprus who hands his cane to the Metropolitan Georgios of Paphos at the church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa, known as the 'Church by St. Paul's Pillar', on June 4, 2010, in the southwestern Cypriot town of Paphos, where the pointiff is beginning his first visit to an Orthodox Christian country. (Getty/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI (L) is accompanied by Cypriot Archbishop Chrysostomos (2nd L) during a ceremony at Church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa in the coastal town of Paphos June 4, 2010. (Reuters/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI (2nd L) prays at the church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa, in the southwestern town of Paphos of the mainly Greek Orthodox Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on June 4, 2010. (Getty/Daylife)



Texts:
Zenit: Benedict XVI's Greeting at Paphos Airport [2010-06-04]
"Cyprus Stands at the Crossroads of Cultures and Religions"

Pope's Address at Ecumenical Celebration in Paphos [2010-06-04]
"Every Christian ... Is Set Apart to Bear Prophetic Witness to the Risen Lord"

Words of Cypriot Orthodox Archbishop to Pope
"It Is Here ... That the Christian Roots of Europe Took Seed" [2010-06-04]

Chrysostomos II's Words of Welcome to Benedict XVI
"The 21st Century ... Is the Century of Dialogue" [2010-06-05]

Holy Father's Greeting to Chrysostomos II
"Build ... a Society Distinguished by Respect for the Rights of All" [2010-06-05]

Papal Words at Meeting With Cypriot Catholics
"Be Strong in Your Faith, Joyful in God's Service and Generous" [2010-06-05]

Pope's Address to Politicians in Cyprus
"Public Service Enables Us to Grow in Wisdom, Integrity and Personal Fulfillment" [2010-06-05]

Cypriot President's Greeting to Pope [2010-06-05]
"We ... Are Fellow Travelers on the Road Toward Achieving Peace"




Catholic nuns wave as Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa in the coastal town of Paphos June 4, 2010. The Pope said on Friday the killing of a leading Catholic bishop in Turkey should not be allowed to hurt dialogue with Islam or stain the image of Turkey and its people. (Reuters/Daylife)

Recognize them, Sarge?
Monastic Family of Bethlehem of the Assumption of the Virgin and of St. Bruno
Monastic Community of Bethlehem, The Assumption and St Bruno
The Monastic Family of Bethlehem and of the Assumption of the Virgin, Livingston Manor, NY

A nun peers from behind the curtain of the church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa, known as the 'Church by St. Paul's Pillar', as she records sounds of the ecumenical celebration during the first visit by Pope Benedict XVI (L) to Cyprus on June 4, 2010, in the southwestern town of Paphos. (Getty/Daylife)



And then there are your Knights of the Holy Sepulchre:

Roman Catholic members of the congregation of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre arrive at the ancient church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa during a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Saint Paul's pillar in the southwestern Cypriot town of Paphos on June 4, 2010, at the start of the pointiff's first visit to an Orthodox country. (Getty/Daylife)

Catholic Christian members of the congregation of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre arrive at the ancient church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa during a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Saint Paul's pillar in the southwestern Cypriot town of Paphos on June 4, 2010, at the start of the pointiff's first visit to an Orthodox country. (Getty/Daylife)



Begun on June 4.

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