Cardinal Mar George Alencherry receives a warm welcome in Victorian Parliament

Cardinal Mar George Alencherry receives a warm welcome in Victorian Parliament

Melbourne:The Victorian Parliament in Australia warmly received Cardinal Mar George Alencherry, the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, with a splendid reception. The distinguished spiritual leader of the Eastern Church was honored by the legislators, led by Matt Fregan, the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. This event exemplified the state's deep regard and dedication to the Syro-Malabar community, whose significant contributions are integral to Australia's progress.

Well-known politician and Member of Parliament for the South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Lee Tarlamis OAM, along with Pauline Richards MP, the Member for Cranbourne, Speaker Edwards, and Meng Heang Tak MP, the Member for Clarinda, extended their congratulations to Cardinal George Alencherry.

Expressing his gratitude, Cardinal George  Alencherry emphasized that the reception served as a clear indication of Parliament's dedication to embracing and honoring diversity. The Cardinal also highlighted the event as a demonstration of Victoria's esteem for the valuable contributions made by immigrant communities.

The Cardinal commended Victoria for its inclusive heritage, acknowledging the state's commitment to recognizing and appreciating the cultural diversity and significant contributions of immigrant communities, particularly the Malayali community.

The function was attended by several notable individuals, including Mar John Panamthottam, the newly appointed Bishop of Melbourne's St. Thomas Syro Malabar Diocese, as well as Fr. Francis Colanchery, Fr. At Abraham Kavilpurayat, Fr. Sijeesh Pullankunnel, Fr. Abraham Kasunadi, Dr. Michael Manjallur, and Georgi A. Augustine. These esteemed individuals joined Cardinal Alencheri at the event.

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