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Official Visit of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios to the Ukranian Embassy in Canberra

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia paid a visit to the Embassy of Ukraine in Canberra on Wednesday, 2nd March, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Bartholomew of Charioupolis, the Very Reverend Archimandrite Christophoros Krikelis, Chancellor of the Holy Archdiocese, and Reverend Archdeacon Athenagoras Karakonstantakis.

His Eminence with his entourage were warmly welcomed by the Ukrainian Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires to Australia, Mr Volodymyr Shalkivskyi, who updated them about the current situation in his troubled homeland.

For his part, Archbishop Makarios briefed the Head of the Ukrainian Diplomatic Mission about his contact with Australian Government officials, while reaffirming the unwavering position of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia in support of peace to prevail, in concord with the Mother Church and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.