Archbishop Makarios of Australia welcomed the faithful of Tasmania, who waited patiently for their Shepherd to welcome him to the island’s capital, Hobart.
Bishop Bartholomew of Harioupolis, Archiepiscopal Vicar of Tasmania, the clergy of the island, the President of the Greek Community, members of the pro-poor fraternities and many faithful were present.
As soon as the Archbishop arrived at the airport, the expatriates offered him flowers, while they sang the recessional of Pentecost and the Archbishop’s reputation.
We welcome you to forgotten Tasmania, they told him, to hear from Archbishop Makarios the answer: “Tasmania, with its good people, and to want to forget, we can’t.”
Then, the Archbishop greeted all those present, embraced them and departed for his accommodation, and then for the rest of the program.