His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia held a private meeting with His Grace Bishop Themistocles of Nicopolis, of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, during his recent visit to Melbourne.
The Archbishop had the opportunity to be thoroughly informed about the missionary work that the Orthodox Church is carrying out on the African continent through the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. His Eminence Archbishop Makarios also congratulated Bishop Themistocles of Nicopolis for his tireless struggle in the poor and profusely tested Sierra Leone, while wishing him health and strength, and to continue offering to his fellow man with the same missionary zeal. Finally, he asked Bishop Themistocles to convey his warm and cordial greetings to His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa.
For his part, His Grace Bishop Themistocles, after inviting the Archbishop of Australia to visit Sierra Leone, an invitation which Archbishop Makarios accepted with pleasure, then thanked him warmly for his unconditional interest in issues related to the missionary work on the African continent, as well as for the constant and practical support of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia.