Pray for: Cyprus

Flag for Cyprus

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Population: 1,215,588
% Urban: 66.9 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 16.7 %
Official Language: Greek; Turkish
Languages: 6
Literacy Rate: 99 %
HDI Ranking: 33 / 189
% Christian: 72.4 %
% Evangelical: 0.8 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 72.4 %
People Groups: 30
Least Reached People Groups: 5
% Unevangelized: 12 %

Cyprus

Title: Cyprus

Tier: 1

Type: country

The 50-year conflict between the two communities (Greeks and Turks), fuelled by the involvement of foreign powers, has gone on too long. Political intransigence by a few hampers the reunification seemingly favoured by the majority. Pray that old grievances and bitterness might be overcome by forgiveness. Pray that external meddling would stop and that Cypriots might move forward into a unified future. Since 2004, Cypriot and EU citizens have been free to cross the dividing line. A greater degree of interaction between the communities has shown that, for most, it is possible to live together in peace.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.