On Friday 3 December, on the second day of his apostolic journey to Cyprus, Pope Francis presided over an ecumenical prayer service with migrants at the parish church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia, in the presence of representatives of different Christian traditions in Cyprus.
Responding to the testimonies of migrants, in his address the Holy Father highlighted that “we ourselves are a community on a journey; we are journeying from conflict to communion”. In fact, “close-mindedness and prejudice re-erect the wall of division, the hostility between us, that Christ tore down (cf. Eph 2:14). Our journey towards full unity can only advance to the extent that, together, we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on him who is ‘our peace’ (ibid.), the ‘cornerstone’ (v. 20).”
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