Catholic World News

Eastern Orthodox worship restricted in Northern Cyprus

May 24, 2016

Officials in Northern Cyprus, the area of Cyprus invaded by Turkey in 1974, have limited Eastern Orthodox services to once a year.

The Cyprus Mail reported that churches will be allowed to hold services on Christmas, Easter, or the church’s name day.

Three churches are exempt from the new rule, according to the newspaper.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - May. 25, 2016 6:23 PM ET USA

    This is outrageous, of course, but I don't expect much protest from the West.