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Australian Ambassador Visits Eparchy

The new Australian Ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican,) Mr John McCarthy QC, visited the Ukrainian Community on 23rd July 2012. Mr McCarthy replaces Mr Tim Fisher at the post. He is leaving for Rome on 24th August 2012.

Mr McCarthy informed Bishop Peter that the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs specifically asked him to visit the Ukrainian community as well as others of the Eastern Churches. The delegation which greeted the Ambassador at the Cathedral included  Fr Alex Kenez, Fr Felix Figurek, Mrs Maru Jarockyj, and Mr Stefan Romaniw, along with Bishop Peter Stasiuk

Many items of importance to the church and Ukraine were discussed. Arrangements were made for further contacts. Bishop Peter and Fr Alex are going to Rome for a Stella Maris World Congress soon.

We pray for Mr McCarthy and his very important assignment.