The Hierarchs from the Church of Greece arrived in Sydney on Wednesday, September 20, who will take part in the proceedings of the 12th Clergy-Laity Congress of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia (September 24-27, 2023). Metropolitans Chrysostomos of Messinia, Athinagoras of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis, Prodromos of Rethymno and Avlopotamos, and Gerasimos of Petra and Herronissos.
Archbishop Makarios of Australia welcomed them at the airport of Sydney. After thanking the Hierarchs for their response to the invitation to participate in the Clergy-Laity Congress, the Archbishop expressed confidence that their presence and contribution would be fruitful and helpful.
Bishops Jacob of Militoupolis, Silouan of Sinope, Christodoulos of Magnesia and Bartholomew of Charioupolis, Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne Christoforos Krikelis, Protosyncellus of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia, and other clergy of the local Church accompanied the Archbishop of Australia. The Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Ioannis Mallikourtis, the Vice President of the Archdiocesan Council, Theodosis Penklis, delegations of members of the Christian Association and the Greek Welfare Center as well as many believers were also present.