A delegation representing the Assyrian Universal Alliance –Australian Chapter and the Assyrian Australian National Federation, visited His Holiness Mar Gewargis the third Slewo, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East on Saturday, 1 June 2019.
The delegation was headed by Mr Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the AUA, Mr David David , president of the Assyrian Australian National Federation , Mr Simon Essavian, AUA Executive Board member, and Councillor Paul Azzo, AUA senior advisor. Present at the meeting were His Grace Mar Narsai Benyamin Bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East diocese of Iran and our recently Consecrated Bishop, His Grace Mar Awraham Youkhanis. The delegations extended their well wishes to His Holiness Mar Gewargis the Third Slewo and the Venerable Metropolitans, Archbishops and Bishops on their historic visit to Australia, asking the Lord to protect and guide them and the Holy Apostolic Church. The delegation also congratulated Mar Awraham Youkhanis on his ordination as a Bishop and wished him success in his new mission to serve the Assyrian Church of the East in London and all western Europe. During the visit, both sides talked about the conditions of our people in general and the challenges and difficulties they face, whether at home or in the diaspora, His Holiness listened to a detailed explanation of the AUA activities in Australia. The AUA thanked His holiness for the meeting and for his tireless efforts and dedication to lead the Assyrian Church of the East and wished him a pleasant stay in Australia and success in his endeavours to serve the interest of the Assyrian Church of the East. Assyrian Universal Alliance-Australian Chapter E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org