INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS; Benedikt's visit to Cyprus, ..( Part II)
» 06/04/2010 11:29
TURKEY - VATICAN
Iskanderun (AsiaNews) - The driver of Mgr. Luigi Padovese, ( leader of all catholic Turkish bishops, DS) killed yesterday in front of his house in Iskanderun has been formally charged with murder by a Turkish court. The police confirm that the man, who for over four years was a close collaborator of the slain bishop suffers from mental disorders. But some doubts remain surrounding his illness and there have been widespread calls on the authorities to deepen their investigations into the motives for the assassination.
Cypriot President, Papal visit boost for peace in the region
by NAT da Polis
In an interview, Christofias says that Cyprus expects the visit of Benedict XVI to boost for a peaceful solution of the drama created by the Turkish occupation of northern part of the island and the situation throughout Middle East.
The New York Times2010-06-05
NICOSIA, Cyprus — A day after Cypriot religious and political leaders lashed out at Turkey, whose troops have occupied northern Cyprus since 1974, Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday met briefly with a Muslim religious leader from the Turkish North. Related Cyprus Leaders Criticize Turkey During Pope Visit (June 5, 2010) The pope exchanged greetings for several minutes with the leader, Sheik..
"Cyprus is in need of your words of peace, given the difficult situation the island is facing in its occupied area," said Greek Cypriot President Demitris Christofias.
..."During his visit, Benedict will be staying at the papal nunciature, which serves as the Vatican's embassy in Cyprus' divided capital of Nicosia.
The nunciature is located near a United Nations military buffer-zone bordering Turkish-controlled territory, which Benedict is not scheduled to visit during the trip.