On October 9th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II and their Eminences Archbishops members of the Holy Synod of our Syriac Orthodox Church, visited His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Republic of Lebanon, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda.
His Holiness gave a word in which he spoke about the mission of the Holy Synod. He also expressed his support to His Excellency in making Lebanon a center for religious dialogue. His Holiness also spoke about the great role of Lebanon in preserving Christianity in the Middle East.
His Excellency then welcomed His Holiness and their Eminences wishing them the best for the synod. He then talked about the importance of real dialogue in reaching peace, and the significance of education in this field. This is why he is working on creating and International Academy for Religious Dialogue in Lebanon, so that the culture of peace may be spread in Lebanon and through it all over the world.