His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Archbishop Paul Sayyah, Vicar General of the Maronite Church, at the patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. His Excellency was accompanied by Dr. Thuraya Bachaalani from St. Joseph University in Beirut.
During the meeting, His Holiness discussed with His Excellency some issues related to the role of Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) in the recent events in the Middle East, as well as the status of MECC after the designation of Rev. Fr. Michel Jalkh, General Secretary of the MECC, as President of the Antonine University.
The meeting was attended by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.