His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received in a meeting, on January 29, 2022, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, together with the newly ordained Bishops of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia,. His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis, His Grace Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia, and His Grace Bishop Evmenios of Kerasountos, assistant Bishops to His Eminence, the Archdeacon Rev Deacon Athenagoras Karakonstantakis, as well as Dr. Theodosios Penklis, with his wife Mrs. Marianna Penklis.
His Eminence, Archbishop Makarios of Australia offered to His All Holiness the dedicatory volume “Βαρθολομαίω τω Οικουμενικώ ευλαβικόν αφιέρωμα” “A reverend dedication to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew”, which was edited by the Archdiocese of Australia on the occasion of the completion of thirty years of patriarchal ministry of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
The three new Bishops of the Mother Church asked for and received the venerable Patriarchal wishes for the beginning of their hierarchical ministry. The newly ordained Bishops Bartholomew of Charioupolis, Assistant to the Archbishop of Australia, in the capital city of Canberra, was unable to travel from Australia to Constantinople due to the continuing force of restrictive measures in his area.