Bishop Anthimos of Kitium arrived at Piraeus, Athens Harbour, August 8 and gave a press conference on board the liner "Olympia" prior to talks with General Grivas.
SV Anthimos in cabin of ship, meeting press and foreign ministry officials.
CU Anthimos speaking.
LV Anthimos and correspondents.
CU Correspondent talking to Anthimos
SV Deacon Anthimos Kyriakidis seated at table.
SV Official shaking hands with Bishop Anthimos.
SV Anthimos and party down gangway
SV PAN Walking past.
CU Anthimos shakes hands with officials.
SV Into car.
SV Crowd watching.
LV Car away.
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Background: Bishop Anthimos of Kitium arrived at Piraeus, Athens Harbour, August 8 and gave a press conference on board the liner "Olympia" prior to talks with General Grivas.
Accompanied by Deacon Anthimos Kyriakidis, the Bishop, who was Archbishop Makarios' deputy during is exile from Cyprus, told reporters he would discuss "certain matters relating to the Cyprus question" with Grivas, Greek Foreign Minister Averoff and possibly with Premier Karamanlis.
Although Bishop Anthimos is generally regarded as a "peace emissary" from Archbishop Makarios to General Grivas, following the rift revealed a fortnight ago between for former EOKA leader and the ethnarch, the Bishop declared there were "no substantial divergences" between the two leaders who enjoyed "the full confidence of the Cypriot people".
Events seem to contradict the mollifying nature of this statement. An angry congregation walked out on Bishop Kyprianos of Kyrenia when he attempted to make a fresh attack on the London agreement on Cyprus in a political speech from the pulpit of a church at Galini, N.W. Cyprus, August 9.
The same night a lash occurred between the right and left wing factions near the village of Episcopi, an area likely to be retained by Britain under the terms of the London agreement.