At 8.30 a.m. on Friday, December 3, Pope Francis, the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, arrived at the Holy Archdiocese of Cyprus.
Pope Francis was received by Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus. The Pope then greeted the attending members of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus. This was followed by a private meeting between the Archbishop of Cyprus and the Pope at the Archdiocese’s office for about 20 minutes.
Then, in the presence of members of the Holy Synod, clergy of the Church of Cyprus, laypeople, Pope’s entourage, and journalists, Pope Francis went to the new Cathedral of Nicosia.
In the end there Archbishop Chrysostomos and Pope Francis exchanged gifts.