Your All-Holiness,

I was delighted to learn of your forthcoming visit to Australia. Such a visit will be warmly welcomed not only by the many members of your faith who have made Australia their home but by the wider community.

This country has been enriched by the contribution of your congregation, who are a much valued influence in Australian Society.

I am pleased to invite you to come to Canberra during your visit, as a guest of the Australian Government. I look forward to our meeting and Mrs Howard and I will be happy to host a luncheon in your honour in the Great Hall of Parliament House.

Yours sincerely,

John Howard,
Prime Minister of Australia

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