Special Representative for Religion and Global Affair to visit Cyprus

The Embassy of the United States of America announces the visit to Cyprus of Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs Shaun Casey from March 5 through 10, 2016.

Special Representative Casey will be in Cyprus to meet with religious leaders, including Archbishop Chrysostomos, Mufti 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, Special Representative Casey heads the U.S. Department of State’s efforts to implement the U.S. 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 U.S. 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/