Cyprus’ Greek Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II dies at 81


              A mourner touches the coffin of the leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, in the St. Barnabas Cathedral for a brief service following his death on the grounds of the Church's headquarters in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              Mourners pays their last respects to the leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, in the St. Barnabas Cathedral during a brief service following his death on the grounds of the Church's headquarters in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              A Christian Orthodox priest pays his last respects to the leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, in the St. Barnabas Cathedral during a brief service following his death on the grounds of the Church's headquarters in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              A mourners pays her last respects to the leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, in the St. Barnabas Cathedral during a brief service following his death on the grounds of the Church's headquarters in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              Mourners pays their last respects to the leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, in the St. Barnabas Cathedral during a brief service following his death on the grounds of the Church's headquarters in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              Christian Orthodox priests and the Cypriot parliament president Annita Demetriou,  background second right, stand by the coffin with body of the leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II in the St. Barnabas Cathedral during a brief service following his death on the grounds of the Church's headquarters in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              Cyprus' Speaker of the House of Representatives Annita Demetriou pays her last respects to the leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II in the St. Barnabas Cathedral, during a brief service following his death on the grounds of the Church's headquarters in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              A Christian Orthodox priest kisses a cross as Cyprus' Speaker of the House of Representatives Annita Demetriou pays her last respects to the leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II in the St. Barnabas Cathedral, during a brief service following his death on the grounds of the Church's headquarters in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              FILE - Jerusalem's Orthodox Christian Patriarch Theophilos, left, and Cyprus Orthodox Christian Archbishop Chrysostomos II, right, walk at the Archbishopric in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Feb. 10, 2012. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, died on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
            
              FILE - Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades, left, and Orthodox Christian church Archbishop Chrysostomos II, center, review the guard of honor during a wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial during the country's guerrilla campaign against Britain's colonial rule between 1955-1959 in Central Prisons for fighters killed in capital Nicosia, Cyprus on April 1, 2013. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, died on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Francis, left, listens to Archbishop Chrisostomos during a ceremony at the Apostolos Barnavas Orthodox Cathedral in Nicosia, Cyprus on Dec. 3, 2021. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, died on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. He was 81. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
            
              FILE - The head of Cyprus Orthodox Church Archbishop Chrysostomos II presides over a meeting of other bishops composing the Holy Synod, the Church's highest decision-making body at the Church's headquarters in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus on Nov. 23, 2020. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, died on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
            
              FILE - The leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop Chrysostomos speaks to the media during a press conference in his office at the Archbishopric in Nicosia, Cyprus on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, died on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
            FILE - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II are seen during a meeting at the Archbishopric in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on May 22, 2014. Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. He was 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File) 
              FILE - Cyprus' Orthodox Christian church Archbishop Chrysostomos II speaks to the media during a press conference in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus on Sept. 30, 2011. Chrysostomos  has died. The state-run Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reported his death Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)