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Published on Friday, 17 November 2023
Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa kicks off his pastoral visit to Cyprus, meets Cypriot president

By Munir Bayouk/ :

His Beatitude Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, is paying a pastoral visit to Cyprus on November 17-19.


On Friday, November 17, he met with His Excellency President of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides at the Presidential Palace. He is accompanied on his pastoral visit by Head of the Maronite Diocese of Cyprus Archbishop Selim Jean Sfeir, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Cyprus Fr. Bruno Verriano, and Monsignor Mauro Lalli. 


According to the schedule of the pastoral visit, as posted by the Latin Patriarchate website, His Beatitude Cardinal Pizzaballa will meet on Saturday, November 18, with all Latin and Maronite clergy and the consecrated at the Maronite Archbishopric, while on Sunday, November 19, he will celebrate Holy Mass at the Maronite Cathedral in Nicosia and a solemn Holy Mass at the Main Latin Church of Holy Cross in Nicosia.