The first apostolic visit of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II to the monastery of Saint Jakob of Sarug in Warburg, Germany. A spiritual reception took place and many volunteers prepared a terrific scene to welcome His Holiness.
His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Syriac Orthodox Churches of Giessen: Mor Barsaumo, Mor Hadbshabo, Mor Eliyo and Mor Aphrem and Theodoros. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany and their Eminnences: Mor Nicolaos Matta Abdelahad, Mor Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of Foreign Relations in Germany, Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in the Netherlands and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary. His Holiness prayed in the four churches and blessed the people who gathered welcoming him.
With representatives of German television and newspapers, His Holiness held a press conference stressing the reason for his first apostolic visit in Germany.
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II at the grand opening of the 1st Church Day in Germany. Accompanied by many Bishops and Priests as well as the diocesan board members of Germany, he was with the crowd and blessed the faithful.
His Holiness met several representatives of the protestant and catholic church. He further blessed the different locations in which discussion and presentation will take place during the next days.
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The historic visit of His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East to Germany.