Metropolitan Metropolitan of Kykkos and Tylliria Nikiforos

His Eminence Metropolitan Nikiforos of Kykkos and Tylliria is a senior and widely respected bishop of the Church of Cyprus and abbot of the renowned monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos founded in the eleventh century. He was elected abbot in 1983 and consecrated a Bishop in 2002. In 2001, the Municipality of Athens bestowed on him its highest distinction, the Golden Key to the City, in recognition of his ecclesiastical, social and cultural work. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki and the Department of Social Theology of the University of Athens.