Monday, August 25, 2008

Either Protagonists or Nobodies: Meeting 2008, Rimini

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Pope's secretary of state, sent a message conveying Pope Benedict's support.

1974 division of Cypress one topic discussed at Meeting 2008. Clicking on the speaker icon at the link allows one to listen to this story in a bit more depth.
(25 Aug 08 - RV) The annual Rimini Meeting hosted by the Communion and Liberation Movement began yesterday in the Italian resort city. The 29th edition of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples has as its theme “Either Protagonists or Nobodies” and seeks to reflect on the concept of the person.

Participants come from around the world for the week-long event, discussing culture, religion, politics – and how they interact. One topic of discussion is the situation on the divided island of Cyprus, where the Turkish third of the island was split off from the Greek majority after Turkey invaded in 1974. Although the Greeks are Orthodox Christian and the Turks are Muslim, Chrysostomos Kykkotis, an Orthodox priest from the island, says religion is not the reason for the conflict.
Sharon gives a report from Milan.

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