• Short Summary

    TWO STORIES FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN TROUBLE SPOT OF CYPRUS: PRESIDENT MAKARIOS CELEBRATING HOLY MASS, AND TERRIFIED GREEK-CYPRIOTS LIVING IN CAVES AFTER THE RECENT BOMBING RAIDS.

  • Description

    TWO STORIES FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN TROUBLE SPOT OF CYPRUS: PRESIDENT MAKARIOS CELEBRATING HOLY MASS, AND TERRIFIED GREEK-CYPRIOTS LIVING IN CAVES AFTER THE RECENT BOMBING RAIDS.

    IN SPITE OF THE MOUNTING PRESSURE OF WORK, THE CYPRIOT LEADER TOOK TIME OFF YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO FLY BY HELICOPTER TO THE MOUNTAIN TOWN OF PAPHOS TO CELEBRATE HOLY MASS AT THE MONASTERY OF KYKKO.

    PAPHOS IS IN AN AREA WHICH WAS A TARGET FOR THE RECENT TURKISH BOMBING RAIDS. THE ARCHBISHOP'S MISSION WAS ALSO TO RAISE THE LOW MORALE OF THE PEOPLE.

    PEOPLE FROM SCORES OF NEARBY VILLAGES CAME FOR THE MASS, WHICH WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY TROOPS IN BATTLE-DRESS OF THE CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD.

    NEARBY, IN THE POMOS AND PACHYAMMOS REGIONS, THERE ARE GREEK-CYPRIOTS TOO TERRIFIED TO GO TO CHURCH. IN FACT, TOO TERRIFIED TO LEAVE THE CAVES THEY FLED TO FOLLOWING THE BOMBING RAIDS.

    ALTHOUGH THE LAST RAID WAS NEARLY A WEEK AGO, THEY ARE REFUSING TO LEAVE THEIR MOUNTAIN REFUGE. FOR SOME, IT IS THE ONLY PLACE THEY HAVE TO LIVE IN - THE BOMBS HAD DESTROYED THEIR HOMES.

    FOOD AND SUPPLIES ARE BEING BROUGHT DAILY BY FELLOW-VILLAGERS WHO HAD RETURNED TO THEIR HOMES OR WHAT IS LEFT OF THEM.

    IT IS ALSO IN THIS AREA THAT TURKISH-CYPRIOTS ARE HAVING TROUBLES OF THEIR OWN. THEY ARE FACING WHAT THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT LEADER, DR. FADIL KUTCHUK, CALLED "A GREEK-CYPRIOT CAMPAIGN TO STARVE THE TURKS TO DEATH."
    (ANKARA YESTERDAY ASKED GREECE TO EXERT PRESSURE ON PRESIDENT MAKARIOS TO LIFT THE ECONOMIC BLOCKADE OF TURKISH-CYPRIOTS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABBJDZ3CWNYNRLR88IZOS784L5
    Media URN:
    VLVABBJDZ3CWNYNRLR88IZOS784L5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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