• Short Summary

    There was a total of 15 explosions and seven shooting incidence around the village of Paphoe in the west of Cyprus on Saturday night (June 2) and the early hours of Sunday morning. (June 3), and a 45-year-old shephers was shot dead in a village near Limassol.

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    There was a total of 15 explosions and seven shooting incidence around the village of Paphoe in the west of Cyprus on Saturday night (June 2) and the early hours of Sunday morning. (June 3), and a 45-year-old shephers was shot dead in a village near Limassol.

    The widespread violence was apparently an attempt by supporters of General Grivas to disrupt Sunday's voting -- in the first stage of the election to find a new Bishop of Paphos.

    The election is part of President Makarios's campaign against three dissident bishops of the Cyprus Orthodox Church, who have been calling for Archbishop Makarios' resignation because of his refusal to give up his temporal role as President of Cyprus.

    The anti-Makarios campaign has been led by 85-year-old Bishop Yennadios of Paphos.

    President Makarios declared Bishop Yannadies unfit for office and called Sunday's election.

    The President has accused General Grivas the EUKA leader of giving armed support to the rebel bishops of Paphos ??? and ???
    Around Paphos bridges were blown up and telegraph poles and electricity pylans blown up.

    The election took place as scheduled.

    SYNOPSIS: There were fifteen explosions in the paphos area in the west of Cyprus on Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

    A shepherd was shot dead near Limassol and a policeman slightly wounded.

    The widespread violence is seen as an attempt by supporters of General Grivas to disrupt elections for a new Bishop of Paphos. It came after a period of comparative calm on the island.

    This bridge on the Limassol to paphos road was damaged by explosions, but could still be used. Telegraph poles and electricity pylone were also damaged. The election in Paphos marks the start of President Makarios' campaign against three dissident bishops of the Cyprus Orthodox Church.

    The bishops had called on Makarios to ??? as ??? because he had refused to give up the Presidency. Their leader is the eighty-five-year-old Bishop Yennadios of Paphos. President Makarios declared Bishop Yennadios unfit to hold office.

    Sunday's voting in Paphos, unaffected by the violence, was the first stage in the election of a new bishop. The rebellious bishops say they regard Archbishop Makarios as already defrocked. And they believe that the Paphos election is null and void.

    Archbishop Makarios is reported to be organising a major Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church to try the offending bishops.

    President Makarios has accused the EOKA leader General Grivas of giving armed support to the rebel bishops of Paphos, Kitium and Kyrenia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABV5WR3X6348GZN2CN4B334OSW
    Media URN:
    VLVABV5WR3X6348GZN2CN4B334OSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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