Patriarch Aphrem II Elected President of the Middle East Council of Churches

Syriac Orthodox Church – September 2016

At the voting session of the XI General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was elected President of the Council for the Oriental Orthodox Family of Churches.

Their Beatitudes Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John X, Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon Mar Raphael Louis Sako, and Rev. Habib Badr were also elected presidents for the Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical families of Churches respectively.

In the same session, Rev. Fr. Michel Jalkh was elected General Secretary of the MECC.