Paphos municipal council U-turn, now votes in favour of cathedral

The Paphos municipal council on Monday approved a proposal by the district’s bishopric to erect a cathedral in the gardens of the town hall despite strong protests by residents.

The municipal council had rejected the proposal by a majority vote earlier this month, but the matter was brought back for discussion at the request of Edek councillors. This followed a letter sent by the Paphos bishop to councillors stating he was ready to compromise on the bishopric’s original plans.

“I feel disgusted,” a Paphos resident told the Cyprus Mail right after the decision was taken.

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