Religious Tourism: New Archbishop of Australia meets Greek President

“The great importance of Orthodoxy for the support of fundamental principles and values in our time goes beyond the faithful”


Archbishop of Australia Makarios at the presidential mansion and congratulated him on his enthronement. The Greek president wished the newly-elected archbishop every success in his new role at the helm of the Archdiocese of Australia, according to

“Above all, your mission concerns the support of the Archdiocese of Australia and the great and so creative Greek community there. Secondly, the support of the Patriarchate itself in these critical times, something that is very important for all Orthodoxy,” Pavlopoulos noted.

He also listed the Archbishop’s many accomplishments, especially his deep knowledge of the discipline of Bioethics, noting that cloning had been the subject of his postgraduate thesis at the University of Crete Medical School.

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