Paphos bishop elected as new leader of Cyprus Church


              The new elected Cyprus' Orthodox Archbishop Georgios walks at archbishopric in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. Cyprus' Orthodox Church has elected Paphos Bishop Georgios as its new leader. The 73-year-old cleric on Saturday received nine votes from the 16-member Holy Synod, the church's highest decision making body, against four for runner-up Limassol Bishop Athanasios. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
            
              Nuns kisses the hand of the new elected Cyprus' Orthodox Archbishop Georgios after elected at archbishopric in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. Cyprus' Orthodox Church has elected Paphos Bishop Georgios as its new leader. The 73-year-old cleric on Saturday received nine votes from the 16-member Holy Synod, the church's highest decision making body, against four for runner-up Limassol Bishop Athanasios. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
            
              The new elected Cyprus' Orthodox Archbishop Georgios attends a mass at Saint Ioannis church at archbishopric in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. Cyprus' Orthodox Church has elected Paphos Bishop Georgios as its new leader. The 73-year-old cleric on Saturday received nine votes from the 16-member Holy Synod, the church's highest decision making body, against four for runner-up Limassol Bishop Athanasios. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
            
              The new elected Cyprus' Orthodox Archbishop Georgios, right, attends a mass at Saint Ioannis church at archbishopric in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. Cyprus' Orthodox Church has elected Paphos Bishop Georgios as its new leader. The 73-year-old cleric on Saturday received nine votes from the 16-member Holy Synod, the church's highest decision making body, against four for runner-up Limassol Bishop Athanasios. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
            
              The new elected Cyprus' Orthodox Archbishop Georgios, center, walk with people after being elected at archbishopric in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. Cyprus' Orthodox Church has elected Paphos Bishop Georgios as its new leader. The 73-year-old cleric on Saturday received nine votes from the 16-member Holy Synod, the church's highest decision making body, against four for runner-up Limassol Bishop Athanasios. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
            
              The new elected Cyprus' Orthodox Archbishop Georgios attends a mass at Saint Ioannis church at archbishopric in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. Cyprus' Orthodox Church has elected Paphos Bishop Georgios as its new leader. The 73-year-old cleric on Saturday received nine votes from the 16-member Holy Synod, the church's highest decision making body, against four for runner-up Limassol Bishop Athanasios. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
Paphos bishop elected as new leader of Cyprus Church