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Ambassador Spyrou meets with Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop Makarios in Constantinople

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Australia’s Ambassador to Greece, Arthur Spyrou, has met with His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia at the Phanar in Constantinople.

In a tweet, Ambassador Spyrou said he was “honoured to meet” with the Ecumenical Patriarch, who is the “spiritual leader of Orthodox Christian Greek Australians.”

After meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Ambassador Spyrou attended a Divine Liturgy which was presided over by His All Holiness at the Patriarchal Church of St George.

Also in attendance at the Divine Liturgy was Archbishop Makarios, as well as Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis, Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia and Bishop Evmenios of Kerasountos.

Ambassador Spyrou’s visit to the Phanar came just days after he visited the Greek village of Thrylorio in Rodopi, Northern Greece, which has been named in honour of Ballarat-born Major George Devine Treloar.

READ MORE: Ambassador Spyrou visits historic village named after Australian Major George Treloar.

Archbishop Makarios and the newly ordained Bishops of Australia have also made a number of trips overseas and recently held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, where they discussed Hellenism in Australia.

READ MORE: Greek Prime Minister meets with Archbishop Makarios to discuss Hellenism in Australia.

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