On September 5, 2023, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Initiative for Christians of the Orient (ICO) headed by His Excellency Msgr. Manfred Scheuer, at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya – Syria.
His Holiness welcomed his guests and explained the current situation in Syria along with the difficulties that the Syrian people are facing. He also spoke about the different programs that the church is doing in support of the needy and poor.
Their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Nicolaos Matta Abdelahad, Patriarchal Vicar in Spain, Mor Yacoub Babawi, Patriarchal Vicar for Monks Affairs and the Administration of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary in Maarat Saydnaya, Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Assistant, and Mor Augeen Al Khoury Nemat, Patriarchal Secretary, were also present.Click to view slideshow.