A land developer bought land that belongs to the Church in Ayia Napa, built and sold a villa to a Malaysian fugitive and begged Archbishop Chrysostomos to ask for his naturalization request to be examined.
This is explained by the Archbishop in a statement to RIK (CyBC) on the case of the Malaysian, who got a Cypriot passport and according to the newspaper “Politis” there was a letter from Archbishop Chrysostomos in favour of his request.
Archbishop Chrysostomos said that this was not the first time he had proposed a naturalization request to be examined in order to promote investment in the economy. The request, he said, is in the form of a request for consideration, noting that the competent authority to grant citizenship is the Council of Ministers, which can conduct its investigations through the Police, Interpol and the Central Bank.
The Primate of the Church of Cyprus said that in his letter to the Ministry of Interior he promoted three names of investors, for which he was informed by the land businessman.
He revealed that the Malaysian, during his presence in Cyprus, asked to make a donation, and this was made at the then newly established Theological School. According to RIK, the sum was 300,000 euros.
Source: Church of Cyprus