His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Eminence Cardinal Peter Erdo of Budapest during his official visit to Hungary.
His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan and very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
His Holiness discussed with His Eminence Cardinal Erdo the current situation of Christians in the Middle East.
His Eminence expressed the interest of the Catholic Church in Hungary to offer help to the needy and poor in Syria through the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate.
His Holiness offered a special cross made in Syria to His Eminence as a token of appreciation and esteem.