Australian Prime Minister attends name day celebrations for Archbishop Makarios of Australia

Australian Prime Minster Anthony Albanese was in attendance on Thursday, January 19 at the name day celebrations held for Archbishop Makarios of Australia.

The celebrations were held Le Montage function centre in Sydney’s suburb of Lilyfield with many distinguished guests in attendance. This included Mr Albanese, the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, and other representatives of Australia’s political leadership, ministers and Members of Parliament and ambassadors.

Mr Albanese gave a speech at the event saying how ‘honoured’ he was to be in attendance to celebrate ‘his dear friend.’

“Love is what binds this community together, and love is what binds you together with your gracious leader, Archbishop Makarios,” Mr Albanese said in his speech. “Happy name day!”

The celebratory event also included traditional Greek dances by young dance groups, and Archbishop Makarios awarded medals of “The Order of the Christ-loving” to distinguished individuals who had contributed their time to the local church.


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