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Homilies, messges, speeches of Pope Francis in Cyprus

  • MEETING WITH PRIESTS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, DEACONS, CATECHISTS, ECCLESIAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MOVEMENTS OF CYPRUS: Greek | English
     

  • MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS: GreekEnglish
     

  • MEETING WITH THE HOLY SYNOD: GreekEnglish
     

  • HOLY MASS at the “GSP Stadium” in Nicosia, HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER: Greek |  English
     

  • ECUMENICAL PRAYER WITH MIGRANTS: GreekEnglish

Interventions

Celebrations booklets

  • Ecumenical Prayer Service With Migrants And Refugees: Italian, Greek & English
     

  • Eucharistic Celebration, Presided By Pope Francis In Nicosia: PDF
     

  • Priests, Consacrated Persons, Deacons, Catechists, Ecclesial Associations & Movements Of Cyprus: PDF

Program of the Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to Cyprus


Thursday, 2 December 2021

ROME - LARNACA - NICOSIA

11:00  Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport for Larnaca

 

15:00  Arrival at Larnaca International Airport

 

15:00  OFFICIAL WELCOME at Larnaca International Airport

 

16:00  MEETING WITH PRIESTS, CONSACRATED PERSONS, DEACONS, CATECHISTS,
ECCLESIAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MOVEMENTS OF CYPRUS
at the Maronite Cathedral   Address of the Holy Father
of Our Lady of Grace in Nicosia    

17:15  WELCOME CEREMONY at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia

 

17:30  COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC in the private office at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia

 

18:00  MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS     Address of the Holy Father
in the “Ceremonial Hall” of the Presidential Palace in Nicosia

   

Friday, 3 December 2021

NICOSIA

08:30  COURTESY VISIT TO HIS BEATITUDE CHRYSOSTOMOS II, ORTHODOX ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS at the Orthodox Archbishopric of Cyprus in Nicosia

 

09:00  MEETING WITH THE HOLY SYNOD at the Orthodox Cathedral in Nicosia    Address of the Holy Father

 

10:00  HOLY MASS at the “GSP Stadium” in Nicosia  (Please click here for transportation instructions)   Homily of the Holy Father

 

16:00  ECUMENICAL PRAYER WITH MIGRANTS at the Parish Church

of the Holy Cross in Nicosia   Address of the Holy Father

Saturday, 4 December 2021


NICOSIA - LARNACA - ATHENS

09:10  FAREWELL CEREMONY at Larnaca International Airport

 

09:30  Departure by airplane for Athens

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"Comforting each other in faith"

Logo

In the background of the logo is the map of Cyprus. On the left, Pope Francis looks at St Barnabas, patron saint of the island. On the right, an olive branch tied to a spike of grain, signs of peace and communion. Above and below, in Greek and English, the motto of the Apostolic Journey; below, the text regarding the Holy Father's visit to Cyprus and the date of the Journey.

The logo features the orange and green colors of the Cypriot flag alongside the white and yellow of the Vatican flag.

Motto

 

Comforting each other in faith

Inspired by the name of the Apostle Barnabas, which can mean son of exhortation or consolation (cf. Acts 4:36), it suggests the importance of comforting and encouraging each other, essential dimensions of dialogue, encounter and welcome and salient features of the life and history of the Island.

Press Release

Nicosia, 5 November 2021

The Holy Father Pope Francis having the pastoral solicitude towards all the communities, especially those in the peripheries, has long considered Cyprus, the land of the Apostle Barnabas, as the place of his next visit.

His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Excellency Selim Sfeir, Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus and the Most Reverend Father Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land, with great joy announce that His Holiness Pope Francis, having accepted the invitation addressed to Him by His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, by His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus and of the Hierarchy of the local Churches, will make his Apostolic Journey to Cyprus from the 2nd to 4th of December 2021.

The details of the Holy Father’s Visit will be published in due course.

The motto of this pastoral visit is “Comforting each other in faith”. 

Nicosia, 5 November 2021