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Archbishop Georgios opposes same-sex marriage in Cyprus

Homosexual unions clash with gospel teachings


Following an elaborate religious ceremony at the Holy Monastery of Agios Neophytos, Archbishop Georgios addressed reporters, diving into the reasoning behind the Church of Greece's decision regarding same-sex couples.

He articulated that allowing these unions would not only deviate from the Church's core principles but also undermine the fundamental tenets of the Gospel.

When questioned about the potential involvement of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus, Archbishop Georgios indicated they would address the matter if it arose but refrained from offering additional insights.

In response to another inquiry, he expressed deep concerns about the influence of Turkey on the region. He stressed the need for locals to resist external pressures, preserving their cultural identity that has endured for thousands of years.

Drawing parallels between the present and the life of Saint Neophytos, the Archbishop underscored the significance of faith and justice in overcoming contemporary challenges.

Despite acknowledging the greater risks involved, he passionately urged the faithful to stand resolute in their ancestral land, drawing strength from a historical narrative spanning over 3,500 years.

Archbishop Georgios's bold stance has initiated a broader dialogue within Cyprus, delving into the intricate intersections of religious convictions, evolving societal norms, and the geopolitical landscape.

[With information sourced from CNA]

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