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Australia's most senior Greek Orthodox leader, Stylianos Harkianakis, dies aged 83

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The most senior figure in the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis, has died.

Australia's most senior Greek Orthodox leader, Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis, has died.

The 83-year-old Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia died at 6pm on Monday, according to a statement from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

Tributes have been pouring in, including from Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. 

The 83-year-old Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia died at 6pm on Monday.
The 83-year-old Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia died at 6pm on Monday.
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He served the Church of the Antipodes for 44 years, uninterrupted, and founded the Greek Orthodox education system in Australia.

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