Foreign Ambassadors accredited to Cyprus have expressed their condolences for the passing of Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II.
US Ambassador Judith G. Garber wrote on her twitter account that “Archbishop Chrysostomos II lived an incredible life of service that profoundly impacted countless lives”.
“He was a courageous leader who spoke thoughtfully about religion and his beliefs. My condolences to the Greek Orthodox faithful of Cyprus as you mourn his passing” she added.
French Ambassador Salina Grenet-Catalano wrote that “It is with sadness that I learned about the passing of his Beatitude Chrysostomos II”.
“He will be remembered for his dedication to the spiritual care of his people, his courage and deep commitment to religious dialogue. My condolences to the Greek Orthodox faithful in Cyprus” she wrote.
Irfan Siddiq, British High Commissioner to Cyprus wrote “On the news of the death of Archbishop Chrysostomos II, I send my thoughts and condolences to the Holy Synod, the Church of Cyprus and all of its members at this sad time”.
Elke Merk, Ambassador of Netherlands in Cyprus said that she was saddened by the news of the passing of Archbishop Chrysostomos II, adding that “he will be remembered for his courage and commitment to inter religious dialogue and the future of Cyprus. Deepest condolences to his family and the Orthodox Church of Cyprus”.
Sweden’s Ambassador Designate in Cyprus Martin Hagström wrote that “Today we mourn Archbishop Chrysostomos II. Together with other courageous Muslim and Christian leaders, he built new bridges of trust by supporting religious freedom for all and by creating the Religious Track. I express my sincerest condolences to the Church of Cyprus”.
Source: Cyprus News Agency