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AKEL and DISY for Kykkos Bishop? VOTE AGAINST HIM

Postby Piratis » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:36 pm

THE election campaign for the Archbishopric came into its own yesterday, as the top contenders and their supporters strove for maximum publicity.

The most striking event by far took place in Nicosia, where the supporters of Kykkos bishop Nikiforos held a news conference to extol the virtues of the cleric.

It was attended by a cornucopia of public figures, including former President Glafcos Clerides, Elsi Christofia (wife of AKEL leader Demetris Christofias), Andri Anastassiadou (wife of DISY chief Nicos Anastassiades) and deputies from various parties.

Taking his turn at the podium, AKEL deputy Nicos Katsourides told the gathering that Nikiforos possessed all the traits of a leader

To a standing ovation, Nikiforos himself made a cameo appearance towards the end, thanking all those gathered there for their support.

The politicians’ endorsement is seen as a big boost for the Kykkos bishop, who has cultivated a cosmopolitan image for himself ahead of the September elections.
But Paphos bishop Chrysostomos, the caretaker of the Church, was none too impressed.
“They tried to put on a spectacle to show that there is momentum,” he said of Nikiforos’ event in the capital.

And he repeated his plea to parties to “leave the faithful alone”.
Chrysostomos was speaking from a gathering in his home village of Tala, Paphos.
“It is unacceptable for the parties to marshal their apparatus, and go from door to door urging people to vote for this or that cleric,” he said.

“We have told them [the parties] to refrain from interfering. So if tomorrow we decide to interfere in their elections, let them not take offense and pull a long face,” cautioned Chrysostomos.

Meanwhile bishop of Kition Chrysostomos called for a nationally televised debate featuring all four major candidates for the throne.

The bishop demanded that the moderator and journalists taking part in the debate should be selected by lot.

“That way, we can ensure that the questions posed are not the product of manipulation,” he said.
The first round of the elections will take place on Sunday, September 24. The public will vote for 1,400 Special Representatives. On the second Sunday, these 1,400 will nominate 100 Electors who, combined with 33 ex officio clerics, will then vote for the new Archbishop in the third and final stage.


This move by AKEL and DISY to openly support the bishop of Kykkos is a disgrace.

Why they do that? Because they want to make sure that the church will be controlled by them and that the new Archbishop will endorse whatever decision AKEL and DISY make in a future referendum about the Cyprus problem.

So this is the "who will control the religious sheep" kind of elections.

I was not going to vote, but now I will. I will vote for anybody except the Bishop of Kykkos.
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Postby michalis5354 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:42 pm

This is just a theatre ! I have not read enough about the subject but all this publicity makes me wander whether the real puprose of religion is power or something else?
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Postby reportfromcyprus » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:31 am

The Orthodox Church in Cyprus plays a huge role in society and politics, but its power is slowly waning - the new god is television. That's why the church owns a tv station which is run with MEGA channel.

The corruption scandals haven't helped them in the least.
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Postby cypezokyli » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:44 am

but koulias ,and aggelidis are also in favor of him.
you are acting like the bishop of paphos now my dear piratis. who was furious that akel decided to vote for kykkos, but he insisted that klerides and koulias are good people :lol:

and apparently a number of football teams including omonia, apoel, olympiakos and anorthosis also support him.

he is either one of the greatest businessmen in the history of the cypriot church , or we are about to have a new ethnarch , who will have the ability to unite the people irrespective of what party they vote for :lol:

the elections in our church, show nothing else as the ethos of all the candidates.

( i will not vote , but jst like piratis if i would have to be against someone , for sure that would be the bishop from limassol. as i said in another thread he is somehow able to cause blind faith to his person , something that i consider very dangerous) .

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whatever the matter, the church elections as well as the communal elections , are a good source for having a good laugh the last couple of weeks. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Sotos » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:16 pm

So is this this the reason why those parties and teams support Nikiforos? What I heard is that recently he made a lot of contributions. Maybe he made some good contributions to those parties and teams? If Nikiforos is listening I would like to tell him that he has 1 week to send me the cheque :P
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Postby cypezokyli » Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:45 pm

i want one too
:lol: :lol:
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Postby michalis5354 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:12 pm

If Nikiforos is listening I would like to tell him that he has 1 week to send me the cheque


You will be waiting for a long time! You may receive a bill to pay for the runing costs of the elections!
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Postby Piratis » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:02 pm

Personally I find it hard to believe that Nikiforos bought all his supporters with money.

Simply some parties have realized the power that the church can have over some "sheep" and they decided to support the one who agreed to make deals with them.

Athanasios might have other things going against him but he doesn't seem like a person that would negotiate with parties.
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Postby cypezokyli » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:47 am

AKEL and DISY for Kykkos Bishop? VOTE AGAINST HIM


btw, what you wrote is inacurate.
akel, indeed supports nikiforos , while this is not the case for dysi.

and you didnot come back to correct it, even after there was a public statement that dysi, will not interefere with the church elections
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Postby sadik » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:46 am

cypezokyli wrote:
AKEL and DISY for Kykkos Bishop? VOTE AGAINST HIM


btw, what you wrote is inacurate.
akel, indeed supports nikiforos , while this is not the case for dysi.

and you didnot come back to correct it, even after there was a public statement that dysi, will not interefere with the church elections


It's amazing that a communist party is interfering in Church elections. Every other word they use is Maxism and Leninism, so isn't Dialectical materialism supposed to be their religion? Aren't they supposed to be atheists? Church, football clubs, their own coffee and alcoholic drings... Religious, atheistic, business oriented communists of Cyprus... They are never boring.
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