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11 September 2007



Very moving. I've printed the main article and am sending it to a dear friend who has felt first hand the worst of Albania and yet (or because of that) hangs on to her precious Orthodox faith. She lives near Venice now with my god daughter. I think she'll like to read it, and to see the photos.



I would also recommend reading these very interesting articles, especially the last one by your friend, His Eminence Kallistos Ware:


Thank you! I enjoyed the last one particularly, though I've been taken up with endless articles about the relative merits of schemes for compensation and restitution of property (trying singlehandedly to resolve the Cyprus question) ... anything but tidying the house.

May I counter-offer this article ...

which makes not infrequent references to the work of your friend, Mr Markides, in some earlier incarnation :).



Thanks for the link. Perhaps you would like to read a portion of Markides book on Cyprus:

I don't subscribe to all his views however, he is worth a read along with some other articles and sources on that particular site. You might even find something helpful in your quest.

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