Archbishop Makarios outlines needs of Greek diaspora to NSW Government leaders


His Eminence Archbishop Makarios attended the NSW Parliament on Thursday, where he was congratulated by NSW government leaders over the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia’s handling of the coronavirus.

His Eminence was warmly welcomed and hosted by State representatives, including NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, Minister of Multicultural Affairs, Geoff Lee, and Oatley MP, Mark Coure.

During a dinner meeting, the Archbishop raised concern from the Greek diaspora, as well as the general Australian population, over the issues facing society during this period.

More specifically, His Eminence outlined the problems and described the needs of the Greek diaspora to the NSW Premier and State Government representatives.

(LEFT) Oatley MP Mark Coure with His Eminence Archbishop Makarios. (RIGHT) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian with His Eminence Archbishop Makarios.

At the centre of the discussions were also the developments around the coronavirus pandemic and the implemented policies to limit its spread.

According to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, His Eminence received congratulations for the “responsible attitude” of the religious organisation during the pandemic. The State leaders were also pleased with the strong cooperation of the Greek Orthodox Church with the state authorities of New South Wales.

Concluding his visit to Parliament, the Archbishop offered the State members a commemorative box with the image of Christ.




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