On Thursday, September 17, Archbishop Makarios of Australia paid a visit to the Parliament of New South Wales where he was welcomed by representatives of the political leaders of the State.
The Archbishop attended a luncheon in his honor while participating in fruitful discussions on issues related to the Greek community and the Australian society at this time.
More specifically, in the presence of his interlocutors, the Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, the Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee, and the State MP, Mark Coure, as reported by vema.com.au., Archbishop Makarios outlined the problems and described the needs of the Greek community. The developments in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic and the policies implemented to curb its spread were also discussed.
The Archbishop received congratulations for the responsible attitude of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for the excellent cooperation of the Greek Orthodox Church, in general, with the state authorities of New South Wales.
Finally, the Archbishop offered his interlocutors a commemorative box with the icon of Christ.