Born: At Panayia, a Cypriot village, in 1913, the son of a peasant.
Education: At the village school, Kykko Monastery, the Pancyprian gymnasium in Nicosia and the Theology School of Athens, where he graduated in 1943.
Religious Career: Ordained a priest (1946) of the Greek Orthodox Church. Continuing his studies on a scholarship awarded by the World Council of Churches to Boston University, he also served as a priest in Orthodox churches jn New England. While in the U.S. he was elected Bishop of Kition, and returned to Cyprus, where two years later he was elected archbishop.
Personality: Handsome, tall, slender, with glistening black...