An event in honor of the late Archbishop of Cyprus, Makarios III, took place on Monday, January 20.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis, Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, and many politicians, state authorities and social actors of the country attended the event.
In his address, Archbishop Chrysostom praised the personality of the late Archbishop Makarios III by referring to his visions, both for the Church and for his homeland.
“Forty-three years have passed since his death and at that crucial moment of our national problem, our people feel his absence. However, his great personality, his visions, and especially his patriotism and altruism, are a great source of strength for us.”
In his address, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis, emphasized that the leading figure of the late Archbishop Makarios left us a great legacy on how to avoid those mistakes made in the past. The president did not hesitate to contend that Turkey’s expansionism and permanent aspirations on the Cyprus issue have been the key factor in failing to find a solution so far.
Source: Church of Cyprus