Grim image of division awaits Pope in Cyprus

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  • Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010

NICOSIA (Reuters Life!) - Behind the pomp and circumstance of a papal visit, sandbags, abandoned gun positions and a crumbling time warp make up the grim image which will welcome Pope Benedict to Cyprus on Friday, when he visits one of the world's last divided capital cities.

Benedict does not have a political agenda in visiting Cyprus from June 4-6, but his accommodation at a Franciscan monastery in territory under the jurisdiction of U.N. peacekeeping forces brings a long-standing conflict into sharper focus.

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