Archbishop Makarios of Australia meets with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews


His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia met with Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, on Monday, May 16.

The meeting took place in a cordial atmosphere and was also attended by His Graces Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis and Bishop Evmenios of Kerasounta, Steve Dimopoulos MP and Lee Tarlamis MP, Archdeacon Athenagoras Karakonstantakis, and Deadon Ireneos Koikas.

A number of issues of concern were raised during the meeting related to the Greek community and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese districts of Melbourne and Northcote.

Among the issues discussed was the Labor government’s commitment to further develop and renovate the Holy Monastery of Axion Estin in Northcote.

READ MORE: Labor pledges $10 million for Cultural Precinct at the Monastery of Axion Estin.

The possibility of finding a suitable plot of land to construct a Holy Cathedral of the Greeks in Melbourne was also talked about during the meeting.

According to a press release by the Archdiocese, Premier Andrews showed keen interest in both of these proposed ambitious plans.




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