Archbishop Makarios of Australia was visited by the popular Greek performer Alkistis Protopsalti, on the occasion of her presence in Sydney, Australia for her participation in the Greek Festival of Sydney.
The visit took place on Monday morning, 20 February 2023. Ms. Alkistis Protopsalti, accompanied by her colleague, Ms. Tonia Dragouni, arrived at the central facilities of the Holy Archdiocese, where she was received by Bishop Bartholomew of Charioupolis, as well as The Chancellor of the Holy Archdiocese, Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne Christophoros Krikelis, and by clergy of the Offices of the Archdiocese.
Ms. Protopsalti and her colleague were first guided to the Holy Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady, where they reverently lit a candle and were informed about its history.
Afterwards, they were cordially received by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, at the offices of the Holy Archdiocese, where they had a long and quality discussion regarding the life of the Greek Community of Australia, the activities and the work of the local Church, as well as the cultural development in the beloved homeland and in Australia. The President of the Greek Festival of Sydney, Ms. Nia Karteris, was also present.