Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the Alliance for Freedom and Peace (AFP) from the European Parliament, at the Patriarchate Headquarter in Bab Touma, Damascus.
The delegation included MEP: Roberto Fiori (Italy), Udo Voigt (Germany) Herve Van Laethem (Belgium), Eleftherios Synadinos (Greece) and Mr. Lahoud Lahdo.
His Holiness discussed with his visitors the current situation in Syria. He also spoke about the issue of the refugees in Europe. He encouraged the members of the delegation to transmit to the European public the reality of the situation in Syria, hoping that the true suffering of the Syrian people can be reported to the European governments and peoples.
The Members of the European Parliament assured His Holiness of their support of the Syrian people and their concern with the developments in Syria.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.