The Archbishop of the Greek Cypriot Orthodox Church Hrisostomos II stated, “No one contains the right to prevent the Church from expressing its views with regard to the Cyprus problem. Whether or not it benefits certain individuals, I will continue to express my views for the benefit of the nation.”
Hrisostomos made the following announcement:
“We will always speak of our realities; we will speak of them for the benefit of our country. Whether our opinions are approved or not by certain people is not our concern. In the 2 thousand years of its existence, when national governments did not prevail, our church was the fortitude of our people during times of slavery and provided support and in most circumstances comforted with motherly identity. The church is persistent in continuing with this mission and no one can remove this right.
The parliamentary group spokesperson for AKEL Nikos Katsuridis criticised Greek Cypriot Orthodox Church Archbishop Hrisostomos II the day before by making the statement, “Whenever a small step is achieved in the Cyprus problem, the Archbishop expresses an argument adding that the opening of Ledra is supposedly not a good thing.”
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