His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the various schools in Brussels. He was accompanied by their Eminences Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxemburg, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates, as well as Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
His Holiness and the accompanying delegation visited respectively: the school of Saint Mary Church in Jette, the School of Mor Shemoun of Zayte Church in Zellik, the school of Saint John the Baptist Church in and the school of Mor Izozoel Church in Brussels.
His Holiness met with the teachers and students of each of the schools, where an overview of the schools and their programs were presented.
His Holiness then expressed his gladness to have Syriac schools in Belgium that help build the Belgium community as well as preserving the Syriac culture and tradition.
At the end of the visits, His Holiness blessed the efforts of staff wishing them more success and progress.