Greece’s Alternate Interior Minister awarded by Archbishop Makarios of Australia

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Archbishop Makarios of Australia welcomed Greece’s Alternate Minister of Interior, Theodore Livanios at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (GOAA) in Sydney on Monday, March 25.

The Archbishop thanked the Minister for his participation at celebrations in Sydney marking Greek Independence Day and the Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos.

In addition, the Archbishop praised the Greek government for introducing the postal vote for the Greek diaspora to participate in the upcoming European elections and referendums. He urged support for attempts to expand this idea to national elections.

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Theodoros Livanios. Photo copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

The meeting was attended by Metropolitan Seraphim of Sevastia, Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia, the Ambassador of Greece to Australia, Stavros Venizelos, the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Yannis Mallikourtis, as well as associates of Minister Livanios.

The presentation of the Order of Philochristes with Star to the Minister took place at the end of the meeting. The Order of Philochristes with Star symbolises the deep appreciation of the GOAA for the minister’s exemplary dedication to the Church and the noble values of the Nation.

In his response, the Minister expressed sincere gratitude to Archbishop Makarios for his gracious welcome and generous hospitality, and commended the Archbishop for his significant contributions to the Greek community and Orthodoxy in Australia.

Source: Orthodox Times

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