OCP News Service – 24/10/2019
Damascus- Syria: On 21st October 2019, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Syriac Orthodox of Antioch and All East received His Beatitude John – Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Damascus.
The Patriarchs of Antioch discussed the situation in Syria and Lebanon, especially the ongoing civil protest in Lebanon. The Primates stated that the situation will improve and result in the total benefit of the Lebanese people. They also discussed inter-Orthodox Church issues as well.
Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury – Syriac Patriarchal Vicar, Mor Anthimos Jack Yacoub – Patriarchal Vicar for the Youth Affairs and Christian Education, Mor Boutros Kassis – Patriarchal Delegate of the Archdiocese of Aleppo and Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali – Patriarchal Secretary and Director of the Media Office, His Grace Bishop Luka Al-Khoury -Greek Patriarchal Assistant, Very Rev. Archimandrite Georges Yacoub – Greek Patriarchal Secretary were present for the occasion.
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