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Multiple Greek associations across Australia have made public statements announcing that they are standing by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios following recent community discussion.

news.com.au article sparked debate after alleging that His Eminence Archbishop Makarios has been residing in a $6.5 million investment property, purchased by the Consolidated Trust of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia. The Greek Orthodox Church of Australia allegedly purchased the apartment for the new Archbishop on December 20, 2019.

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However, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese announced on Thursday that His Eminence is not currently living in the apartment, nor has ever lived there since his appointment as Archbishop of Australia 12 months ago.

The Archdiocese confirmed that the $6.5M apartment was identified, both for its suitability for the specific purpose, as an excellent investment opportunity.

Below is a list of associations that have released statements on the matter:

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College:

Public Statement of Support to our DeanIn relation to all the media frenzy surrounding the recent purchase, by the…

Posted by St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College on Thursday, 18 June 2020

Australian Hellenic Educators’ Association:

MEDIA STATEMENTEDUCATORS STAND TOGETHER WITH HIS EMINENCEAs the Australian Hellenic Educators’ Association, based in…

Posted by Australian Hellenic Educators' Association on Thursday, 18 June 2020

PanMacedonian Federation of Australia:

Read full statement in Greek: HERE

Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand:

ΜΗΝΥΜΑ ΣΥΜΠΑΡΑΣΤΑΣΗΣ ΚΡΗΤΙΚΗΣ ΟΜΟΣΠΟΝΔΙΑΣ ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑΣ & ΝΕΑ ΖΗΛΑΝΔΙΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΜΙΟΤΑΤΟ ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟ …

Posted by Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand on Friday, 19 June 2020

AHEPA NSW Opinion – Can we ever be united for the common good of the Hellenic community?

Read full opinion in English: HERE

Father George Athanasiadis of St Spyridon Clayton:

Read full statement in Greek: HERE

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