European parliamentarians to launch new Hagia Sophia book in Australia

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A group of parliamentarians from Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, and North Macedonia are set to travel to Australia this month to unveil the new book, ‘Hagia Sophia: The Churches of the Wisdom of God around the World.’

Organised by the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies (AIMS) and the Australian Institute for Hellenic Research (AIHER), the event aims to highlight the richness of Orthodoxy.

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The ‘Hagia Sophia: The Churches of the Wisdom of God around the World’ book.

In a statement, Professor Anastasios Tamis from the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, said the event will “promote the cultural aspects of Orthodoxy” and emphasise “the need for these monuments to be dully respected and preserved in their host countries.”

The new book has the support of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Makarios of Australia.

The group of Parliamentarians from overseas are set to arrive in Perth, Western Australia on Thursday, April 11. They will then travel to other cities in Australia including Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra across two weeks.

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