Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Opposition, visited the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada on Friday and met with Archbishop Sotirios.
Scheer congratulated the Archbishop on the recent elevation of the Metropolis of Toronto to the Archdiocese of Canada.
He was given a tour of the Archdiocese headquarters in Toronto by Sotirios that included a visit to the Church of St. John the Theologian, which is on the ground floor and replete with Byzantine-style iconography. He also also visited the Patriarchal Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy and various offices of the Archdiocese.
According to a press release by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada the two leaders then met and had an extensive dialogue in the private residence of the Archbishop. Issues discussed included several challenges and opportunities facing Canadian society, various global developments and the importance of peace and unity among peoples, as well as religious freedom around the world, particularly in Turkey and for our venerable Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.