The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia donated $ 100,000 to support the research for drugs and vaccines against COVID-19 carried out at Victoria University in Melbourne and led by the expatriate researcher, Professor Vaso Apostolopoulou.
As reported by sbs.com.au, the professor who is also the pro-vice-chancellor of the University warmly thanked the Archdiocese for its support in this research project.
“I am very grateful to the Archdiocese for this donation that helps us progress with the research on coronavirus disease. We have made much progress, we have compiled a list of medicines that can treat the coronavirus and a vaccine against the coronavirus. We are working on two projects. With the money given to us by the Archdiocese, we will be able to move faster and to carry out clinical trials.
On his part, the Archbishop of Australia stated that “we all have to contribute as much as we can to the ongoing effort to tackle the pandemic.
We have never stopped praying to God and asking Him to enlighten and strengthen the scientific community for the rapid success of their research effort.
I look forward to meeting them and thanking them in person. I also look forward to meeting all our expatriates again in Victoria and the rest of Australia,” said the Archbishop.