Pope sends message of Christian unity to new Archbishop of Cyprus

Pope Francis has sent a message of Christian unity to the new Archbishop of Cyprus Georgios.

In his message during Archbishop Georgio’s enthronement ceremony, in Nicosia, which was delivered by Adolfo Tito, the apostolic Nuncio, the Pope referred to Archbishop Chrysostomos who, “remained steadfast in a particular way in his commitment to improving relations between churches.”

“I know that your beatitude will continue in this commitment to fostering the unity of all Christ’s disciples,” he noted.

“In these difficult times marked by injustice, violence and war it is all the more important that Christians give an authentic witness of unity so that the world may believe in the Lord’s message of love, reconciliation and peace,” he said.

It is my profound vow that with your own paternal guidance relations between the Church of Cyprus and the Catholic Church will also be able to develop further through the work of fruitful cooperation in serving the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters and so complimenting in an active and constructive way the work of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church as a whole, he said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency