On January 9, Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus met with Borys Humeniuk, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Cyprus.
According to the Cypriot media, which refer to sources from the Ukrainian embassy, the archbishop would have said he supported Ukrainian autocephaly.
However, the Greek agency Romfea contacted the Archbishop of Cyprus. He denied the information and said it was inaccurate. He stressed that “every state has the right to autocephaly and that it depends on the Ukrainian people. Currently, however, I see that the Ukrainian people have not committed to it… What’s most important right now is not autocephaly, but that Orthodoxy may not be divided,” said the primate of the Church of Cyprus.
The Archbishop also mentioned that a visit to Cyprus by the head of the new Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) had been proposed to him. He categorically refused it, highlighting the fact that he was not commemorating him in the Divine Liturgy and never would.
Source in Greek