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US Special Representative for Religion and Global Affair to visit Cyprus

Shaun Casey (second left)

The US embassy in Nicosia on Friday announced that Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs Shaun Casey would be visiting Cyprus from March 5-10.

Casey will be in Cyprus to meet with religious leaders, including Archbishop Chrysostomos, Mufti Talip Atalay, Maronite Archbishop Yousef Soueif, the Latin Vicar of Cyprus Father Jerzy Kraj, and Father Momig Habeshian of the Armenian Orthodox Church, representing Archbishop Nareg.

He will also visit holy sites and meet members of the religious communities and civil society.

As part of his visit, he will also meet with the Religious Track participants and learn about their important work under the auspices of the Swedish embassy.

In Washington, Casey heads the US Department of State’s efforts to implement the US National Strategy on Religious Leader and Faith Community Engagement.

The office advises Secretary of State John Kerry on policy matters as they relate to religion; supports US embassies in their efforts to assess religious dynamics and engage religious communities; and serves as a first point of entry for individuals, both religious and secular, who would like to engage the State Department in Washington on matters of religion and global affairs.

More information about the Office of Religion and Global Affairs can be found at: http://www.state.gov/s/rga/

 

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