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Archbishop Demetrios: Conditions of Cyprus problem must be changed
2006-01-26 12:35:05

Nicosia, Jan 26 -- Archbishop of All America Demetrios continued his meetings in Nicosia on Thursday with the island’s political leadership.

Speaking after his meeting with House President Demetris Christofias, Archbishop Demetrios said if a problem seems unresolved, then the conditions of the problem must be changed.

He also said no one will continue to deal forever with a problem which from its creation remains unresolved, and for this “reason, we must change the problem, to take it to another basis and to other relevant members so a solution can be found”.

"The Greek Orthodoxy and the overseas Greeks of America “will always feel the pulse, difficulties and anxiety which the noble people of Cyprus are going through”, he added.

“We the Church, and overseas Greeks, are permanently working and are absolutely certain that God will give the conclusion to all difficulties that Cyprus is facing”, the Archbishop also said.

On his part, House President Christofias said the Archbishop was “completely right” that Hellenism is obliged through today’s conditions to fight in an effort to prove the evident”.

He also said the two wished they will meet the soonest within the framework of a free and united Cyprus.

Speaking after meeting Foreign Minister George Iacovou, the Archbishop said that with love and unity everything can be done, referring to the Cyprus problem.

He also said he was informed by Mr. Iacovou on the “great issue”, as he described the Cyprus issue, stressing that it is better to gain knowledge because it shows the difficult aspects of a problem and how painful these can be. However, Archbishop Demetrios said knowledge is better than not having any at all.

The Archbishop also said that the “God of truth, the God of love and peace for the people, will be with us all the time, so that there is a proper, fair and humane solution to the Cyprus problem”.

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