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Archbishop of America Demetrios visited the few remaining Greek Cypriots in the villages Agia Triada Yialousas and Rizokarpaso and the Apostle Andreas monastery in the Turkish-occupied Karpasia, northeast Cyprus.
The archbishop also visited occupied Famagusta and particularly the grave of Apostle Varnavas, patron saint of the Church of Cyprus. This was the first time Demetrios crossed to the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus and he was accompanied by American Ambassador to Cyprus, Jogn Koenig, according to an Eleftheros Typos daily report.
In Karpasia, the peninsula “of saints and heroes” as they call it in Cyprus, Bishop of Karpasia Christoforos welcomed Demetrios. In the village Agia Triada Yialousas, the archbishop did a memorial service on Yiannakis Liasis, a 21-year-old soldier who died in battle against the invading Turks in 1974.
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