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Archbishop Makarios (Mihail Christodoulou Mouskos)

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Biography

Panagia, Paphos, Cyprus
Archbishop Makarios is possibly one of the most famous Cypriots. Born in 1913, he became a Greek Orthodox cleric. In 1950, he was voted as Archbishop of Cyprus. During this part of the century, he became involved in the Cypriot movement for "enosis" (i.e., re-union of Cyprus with Greece), called EOKA. Because of their ideals, and his, the British colonists of Cyprus arrested him in 1956 and sent him into detention in Mauritius, on the suspicion of terrorist activities. He later tended to lean on Cypriot independence, rather than enosis. Read more...