MEP Lars Adaktusson Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Lars Adaktusson, Member of the European Parliament from the Swedish Christian Democrats Party at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus.

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.

His Excellency discussed with His Holiness the situation in Syria. He and the accompanying delegation also visited the headquarters of the EPDC where an overview on the relief and development work of EPDC was presented to them.

They also visited the blankets factory as well as the furniture factory projects that the EPDC is executing and thus offering employment to young people and providers for families.

The delegation concluded their visit at the Little Angel House where they met the children and inspected the premises of the orphanage.