“Your work for reconciliation among Christians and your contribution to the reunification of Cyprus over the past years is a source of inspiration and builds now on the legacy of your worthy predecessor, late Archbishop Chrysostomos II, who promoted a culture of peace among peoples and nations,” said Sauca. “We pray God to strengthen you, to guide you, and to accompany you in your new ministry.”
Sauca added that the archbishop’s leadership, spiritual support, and wise counsel will be deeply valued "by the faithful of the Church of Cyprus, and also by all people of good will in your country, and in the world as a whole."
“Our times are marked by major challenges and present a degree of complexity that makes it vital to commonly express our Christian heritage and our Christian calling in order to make visible Christ’s reconciling, healing and loving presence,” said Sauca. “We are certain that under your ministry, the Church of Cyprus will continue to strengthen the faithful contribution to the life and work of this fellowship of 352 churches.”