Archbishop Chrysostomos in a circular to churches on Sunday, again urged young people to get vaccinated for the good of the country.
“The rights of many cannot be violated by those who claim their own rights,” he said. “Not everyone can do what they want”.
In statements in Paphos at the end of a church service, he said the words in the Church circular, which were heard by all the faithful, were having a positive impact.
Young people, he said, should respect their parents and grandparents and other adults with whom they live. “They must comply,” he said.
“Our country has many problems, it has many financial problems and everyone wants this disease to go away, to go to work freely, so that this country can see better days, see prosperity, see development and see peace,” he added.
“Only in this way will we move forward. This is our advice.”
On the Cyprus issue and the visit on Tuesday by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the Archbishop said: “Erdogan’s goal is the whole of Cyprus. If he wanted the good of the Turkish Cypriots, he would leave us to live as a Cypriot people,” he said.