Geva Newsreel 251, 1962

The remains of Bishop Nikodemos Mylonas Are Returned from Jaffa to Cyprus

1 Minute, 1962
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Directed by: Unknown
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

In Jaffa, Greek Orthodox clergymen hold a wake ceremony for Bishop Nikodemos Mylonas of Kition in the presence of Member of the Knesset Menachem Begin and Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv Eliezer Shechter. The Bishops was exiled by the British having preached for Cypriot independence and died in Israel. Now his remains are returned to Cyprus. A military vehicle drives his coffin to the Lod Airport, and an IDF guard of honor carries it to an Israeli Air Force plane. President of Cyprus Makarios III is present when the coffin arrives at the airport in Nicosia. A convoy transports it to a church in Larnaca, where it is buried.

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