Archbishop Makarios of Australia: "Do not forget our Cyprus"

Archbishop Makarios

On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the invasion of the Turkish military troops in Cyprus, on Saturday July 21, Archbishop Makarios of Australia presided Divine Liturgy at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of The Annunciation of Our Lady Theotokos in Sydney, which was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Martin Place.

In attendance was the Cypriot Presidential Commissioner Fotis Fotiou, the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus in Australia, Mrs. Martha Mavrommati and the Ambassador of Greece to Australia, Ms. Ekaterini Xagorari.

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios referred to the tragedy of Cyprus in his sermon, stating that we shall not forget this injustice and pain of the people who not only lost their family and friends, but also their homes and land.

At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, many Greek community organisations and individuals laid wreaths to mark the 45 year anniversary of the illegal occupation of Cyprus.

July 20, 1974, Black Day for Cyprus as Turkey begins their invasion


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