On Thursday afternoon, March 9/22, 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Mr. Nikos Christodoulidis visited the Patriarchate, escorted by associates of his, and by the Ambassador of the Democracy of Cyprus in Tel Aviv Mrs. Thessalia Siambou.
The Minister was warmly received by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers.
At this visit there was an interesting conversation on the religious, political and peace-making role of the Patriarchate in the Holy Land and its good relations with the Church and Government of Cyprus.
On this occasion, His Beatitude offered Mr. Christodoulidis the medal of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre for his support on Church matters in general and especially for the Patriarchate, as well as for his support to the President of the Democracy of Cyprus on his work for the solution of the issue of Cyprus.
His Beatitude wished Mr. Christodoulidis the power of the Resurrected Christ in the hard mission of the President of the Democracy of Cyprus and of him personally, and of the Cypriot people, for the solution of the Cypriot issue, while Mr. Christodoulidis thanked His Beatitude for the honourary distinction and wished Him the overcoming of the difficulties of the Patriarchate and success on His multi-task mission. From Secretariat-General