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Makarios III of Cyprus
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(secular name: Michael Mouskos; Aug 13, 1913, Ano Panayia, district of Paphos – Aug 3, 1977, Nicosia) was a prominent personality in the recent history of Cyprus. He became a novice in Kikkos Monastery at the age of 13, was ordained deacon in 1938, priest in 1946, and consecrated bishop of Kition in 1948. He studied theology, jurisprudence, and sociology in Athens and Boston. Elected archbishop of Cyprus in 1950 as Makarios III, he assumed the leadership as ethnarch (“leader of the nation”) of the island's Greek population group who aimed to achieve the enosis (union) of t…

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Kallis, Anastasios, “Makarios III of Cyprus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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