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Melbourne: Memorial service and laying of wreaths for the fallen in Cyprus in 1974

On Sunday, 16 July 2023, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis liturgised at the Archdiocesan Church of Saint Eustathios, on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, and conducted a memorial service, in the presence of Ms. Doxa Komodromou, official representative of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as Mr. Antonios Sammoutis, High Commissioner of Cyprus to Australia, Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis, Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Mr. Tony Kyriakou, President of the Justice For Cyprus Co-ordinating Committee in Melbourne and Victoria, the presidents and members of various other local Greek associations and organisations and many faithful believers.

Afterwards, at the Australian Hellenic Memorial, wreaths were laid, and brief speeches were made by the officials, who declared the unjust and sorrowful invasion and continued occupation of the northern part of Cyprus for almost five decades.

On Monday morning, His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis, on behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, received the visit of Ms. Komodromou and Mr. Sammoutis, with whom he had a constructive discussion on matters of common interest.

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