|On Saturday, 5 June 2010, the
Holy Father met with the Archbishop of New Justiniana and All
Cyprus at the Orthodox archbishopric of Nicosia.
Σε χαιρετώ με αδελφική αγάπη εν τω Αναστημένω Κυρίω.Σε
ευχαριστώ για την θερμή σου υποδοχή.
I recall with gratitude your visit to Rome three years ago,
and I rejoice that today we meet again in your beloved homeland.
Through you, I greet the Holy Synod, and all the priests,
deacons, monks, nuns and lay faithful of the Church of Cyprus.
Before all else, I wish to express my gratitude for the
hospitality which the Church of Cyprus so generously offered to
the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue on
the occasion of its meeting last year in Paphos. I am likewise
grateful for the support that the Church of Cyprus, through the
clarity and openness of her contributions, has always given to
the work of the dialogue. May the Holy Spirit guide and confirm
this great ecclesial undertaking, which aims at restoring full
and visible communion between the Churches of East and West, a
communion to be lived in fidelity to the Gospel and the
apostolic tradition, esteem for the legitimate traditions of
East and West, and openness to the diversity of gifts by which
the Spirit builds up the Church in unity, holiness and peace.
This spirit of fraternity and communion also found expression
in the generous contribution which Your Beatitude sent in the
name of the Church of Cyprus for those suffering from last
year’s earthquake in l’Aquila, near Rome, whose needs are close
to my heart. In that same spirit, I now join you in praying that
all the inhabitants of Cyprus, with God’s help, will find the
wisdom and strength needed to work together for a just
settlement of issues remaining to be resolved, to strive for
peace and reconciliation, and to build for future generations a
society distinguished by respect for the rights of all,
including the inalienable rights to freedom of conscience and
freedom of worship.
Cyprus is traditionally considered part of the Holy Land, and
the situation of continuing conflict in the Middle East must be
a source of concern to all Christ’s followers. No one can remain
indifferent to the need to support in every way possible the
Christians of that troubled region, so that its ancient Churches
can live in peace and flourish. The Christian communities of
Cyprus can find a most fruitful area for ecumenical cooperation
in praying and working together for peace, reconciliation and
stability in the lands blessed by the earthly presence of the
Prince of Peace.
With these sentiments, Your Beatitude, I thank you once more
for your fraternal welcome, and I assure you of my prayers for
you and for all the clergy and faithful of the Church of Cyprus.
Η χαρά και η ειρήνη του αναστημένου Χριστού ας είναι πάντοτε
μαζί σου. 
you with fraternal affection in the Risen Lord and I
thank you for your gracious welcome.
joy of the Risen Christ be always with you!
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