Archbishop Makarios of Australia visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the Phanar, in view of the meeting of the Sacred and Holy Synod which will be held from 6 to 8 October.
The Archbishop of Australia was accompanied by Archdeacon Athenagoras Karakonstantakis. They paid a visit to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew today to whom the Archbishop expressed the love and deepest respect of the Greek Orthodox flock of Australia towards him and the Mother Church.
The Ecumenical Patriarch welcomed them in an atmosphere charged with emotion. In addition, he was interested in being informed about the church life in Australia and about the flock of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia.