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A delegation of the Hellenic Parliament visits the Archdiocesan District of Northcote

The headquarters of the Archdiocesan District of Northcote was visited by a delegation of members of the Hellenic Parliament, who are currently in Australia to attend the Parade on the National Anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 in Melbourne.

The parliamentary delegation consists of: Mr. Konstantinos Vlasis, Member of Parliament for Arcadia of the New Democracy Party, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, responsible for Hellenism Abroad, Ms. Theodora Tzakri, Member of Parliament for Pelli of the SYRIZA Party, First Vice-President of the Inter-Party Committee of the Hellenic Parliament for Hellenism Abroad, Ms. Evangelia Liakouli, Member of Parliament for Larissa of the PASOK – Movement for Change Party, Second Vice-President of the Inter-Party Committee, and Ms. Asimina Skondra, Member of Parliament for Karditsis of the New Democracy Party, Member of the same Committee.

During their visit to the Archdiocesan District of Northcote, the Greek Members of Parliament were accompanied by the Ambassador of Greece to Australia, His Excellency Mr. Stavros Venizelos, and by the Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis. The meeting was attended, among others, by the President of the Intercommunities Council of Victoria and Chair of the Victorian Council for Greek National Day, Mr. Tony Tsourdalakis.

His Grace Bishop Evmenios of Kerasounta, Archiepiscopal Vicar of Northcote, warmly welcomed the Members of Parliament from Greece, on behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia. After the welcome, His Grace gave them a tour of the facilities of the historic Holy Monastery of “Axion Esti” and informed them about the vision of Archbishop Makarios for the creation of the Greek Cultural Centre in Northcote. This was followed, in fact, by an audio-visual presentation of this ambitious project which is currently under implementation.