Thursday, May 17, 2012
Julia Gillard visits the Constantinople Patriarchate
On Thursday, April 26, 2012, His All-Holiness received the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Julia Gillard, at the Phanar. Issues discussed during the meeting included the significance of dialogue between different religions and cultures worldwide, particularly in countries with multicultural composition, as well as the environmental activities and initiatives of the Patriarchate. Among those in attendance were Australian Ambassador in Ankara, officials and staff of the Prime Minister and the Foreign Ministry, the Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod Archimandrite Bartholomew and the Patriarchal Deacon, Fr. Nephon.