Visit to the Council of European Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Council of European Churches in Brussels, upon the invitation of Very Rev. Archimandrite Fr. Heikki Huttunen, CEC General Secretary.

His Holiness was accompanied 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.

His Holiness spoke about the history of the Syriac Orthodox Church and its roots in the Middle East. He spoke also about the ecumenical relations of Syriac Orthodox Church with the other churches, especially in the Diaspora and in Europe.

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