Ekaterina Skalidis appointed Honorary Consul of Greece in Tasmania

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The new Honorary Consul of Greece in Tasmania, Ekaterina Skalidis, was sworn in at the conclusion of a divine liturgy in Hobart on February 18.

Bishop Bartholomew of Charioupolis was present for the swearing-in ceremony alongside the ambassador of Greece in Australia, Georges Papacostas.

In his address, Bishop Bartholomew emphasised the significance of unity and mutual collaboration between the State of Greece and the Church, noting that, particularly in Australia, working together has helped to benefit the people.

On behalf of Archbishop Makarios of Australia, Bishop Bartholomew also expressed congratulations regarding Skalidis’ appointment, along with wishing her many years of health and prosperity.

Skalidis, in return, thanked Archbishop Makarios and Bishop Bartholomew, stating that her purpose is to serve the people of Tasmania.

In addition, Bishop Bartholomew gave thanks to Ambassador Papacostas, for his first ever visit to Tasmania. Papacostas followed with his own mutual sentiments of gratitude to the Bishop for his kind words, while reiterating the importance of unity and solidarity.

Source: Orthodox Times

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