Cypriot Maronites: Ancient community facing extinction

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Kormakitis, Cyprus,The fitful chirps of birds are the only sounds to break the profound silence, as Iosif Skordis, a robust 89-year-old with a taste for fuzzy wool caps, unhurriedly takes his usual seat on the narrow balcony outside this decades-old cafe.

Turning slightly to his right, he points through an open green door to the handful of men – all in their 60s, at least – huddled around a card game beneath yellowed posters of Catholic popes and Lebanese leaders.

“These ones over there, they are the youngest of those of us still living here,”...


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Cypriot Maronites: Ancient community facing extinction


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