In his statements after the end of the award ceremony of the pupils of secondary education of Paphos for the 13th student competition of the Metropolis of Paphos, which took place today in the Synodal Hall of the Holy Metropolis of Paphos, the Archbishop said that the Church has always been and will always be the leader of the nation because she always sees the nation united with the people of the Church.
According to sigmalive, Archbishop Chrysostimos of Cyprus stated that “we have such deep roots here that no matter how hard the conquerors have tried and are trying, they will not be able to uproot us from this place. We went through worse situations,” he said, adding that “those who hoped to expel us from our fathers’ land were refuted and have failed.”
He expressed the certainty that “with our living Church, we know what people want from us, we serve them with all the strength of our souls”, adding that the people “who love the church, also love their homeland and will always work and have both their mind and heart turned to the Acropolis (citadel) of the nation.”
He also estimated that the hopes of the powerful on earth who think we will get tired and will stop fighting to keep this place Greek will be refuted. “We will try, either they like it or not,” he added.