House President attends inauguration of a chapel in Volos, Greece, in memory of those killed in 1974

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris attended Saturday the inauguration of the chapel of Saint Euphemianos, in Volos, Greece.

The chapel was built by Pavlos Nikolettis from occupied Lysi village, in memory of those killed during the Turkish invasion against Cyprus in 1974.

Metropolitan Isaias of Tamassos and Orinis officiated the Holy Liturgy. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor of Lysis Andreas Kaouris, MP Michalis Giorgallas and dozens of Cypriots living in Thessaly, Greece.

Later on, the President of the House, attended an event organized by the Association of Cypriots of Volos in cooperation with the Municipality of Lysi on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of the chapel.

As he said the chapel will remind us of our duty for return to our occupied churches.”

The President of the House departs Sunday from Volos to Mount Athos, where he will hold an official visit at the invitation of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi.

The Republic of Cyprus remains divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island. Numerous UN-backed talks, aiming at reunifying the island under a federal roof, have failed to yield any results. The latest round of peace talks took place in July last at the Swiss resort of Crans Montana but ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency