Bishop Maximos of Melitene visited the “Nishkam” Center of the Sikhs of Birmingham, at the invitation of the Director-General, Amrick Singh Ubhi.
The Sikh Community of Central England has more than 250,000 believers, maintains schools and a hospital in the same place, and daily feeds thousands of homeless people.
The Bishop went, accompanied by the President of the Greek School of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Apostle Andreas Birmingham, Petros Nikolaidis, by the Hierarchical Head of the Church of the Apostle Luke Birmingham, Protopresbyter Christos Stefanou, and by the Hierarchical Head of the Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Coventry, Theodoros Polyvios.
Amrick Singh Ubhi briefed the Bishop on the work of the Sikh Community and their social contribution. The possibility of cooperation was extensively discussed with the Bishop of Melitene, given that the Greek Orthodox Community of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Coventry feeds hundreds of homeless people every week.
The Bishop conveyed to the Sikh Community the greetings of Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain and offered Ubhi a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary.