Archbishop Makarios III


Archbishop Makarios III Famous memorial

Paphos, Cyprus
Death 3 Aug 1977 (aged 63)
Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Burial Kykkos, Nicosia, Cyprus
Memorial ID 6902909 View Source

Cypriot Churchman and Statesman. He was born, Mikhail Khristodolou Mouskos in Pano Panayia, Paphos, Cyprus, on August 13, 1913. In 1960 he became Archbishop of the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Cyprus and served also as President of the Republic of Cyprus. At the age of 13 he became a monk and in 1942 with his knowledge of the church he attended the University of Athens and became a priest in 1946. From 1947 to 1948, he attended the University of Boston, studying theology and sociology, where he was elected Bishop of Kition. In 1950 upon the death of Makarios II he was made national leader. In 1955 the guerrilla group National Organization of Cyprus Struggle opened a violent campaign to break off Cyprus's British union rule and join with Greece. Between 1959 and 1977, he also helped his country through wars, hunger and even a 1974 coup, that almost cost him his life. He went into exile after the coup and returned to Cyprus where he died on August 3, 1977.


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  • Added: 2 Nov 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6902909
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