His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Mr. Georg Pulling and Mr. Fahim Aho from “Christian Solidarity International” (Austria), at the Archdiocesan center in Brussels.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
Mr. Pulling conducted an interview with His Holiness asking him about the situation of Christians in the Middle East as well as the difficult circumstances that they are going through.
His Holiness explained the current crisis that the Christians are facing in their homeland in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq. He spoke about the atrocities or the new genocide that are being committed against the Christians. He also spoke about the importance of helping the Christians survive in their homeland and allowing them to prosper in dignity.
Mr. Pulling and Mr. Aho inquired also about the different developmental projects that the patriarchate is executing in order to help the displaced people and refugees from Syria and Iraq.