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Meeting with the Holy Synod Orthodox Cathedral of Nicosia

Do not be resigned to our past divisions

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10 December 2021
On Friday morning, 3 December, the second day of his Apostolic Journey to Cyprus, the Pope paid a courtesy visit to His Beatitude Chrysostomos II at the Orthodox Archbishopric of Cyprus in Nicosia, after which he proceeded to Saint John’s Cathedral for an encounter with the Holy Synod. The following is the English text of the Holy Father’s discourse in the Cathedral after hearing words of greeting from the Orthodox Archbishop. Your Beatitudes,Dear Bishops of the Holy Synod, I am pleased to be with you and I am grateful for your cordial welcome. Thank you, dear Brother, for your kind words, for your openness of heart and commitment to promoting dialogue between us. I wish to extend my greetings to the priests and deacons, and to the faithful of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, with a particular thought for the monks and nuns, who by ...

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