His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Sayyed Abu’l Fadl Tabtabaei, representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus.
His Excellency offered Christmas greetings to His Holiness.
They discussed the historical role of Christians in Syria, Iran and throughout the Middle East.
They also spoke about the current situation in Syria, especially the relief work and different projects that are executed by the church to help the Syrian people affected by the crisis.
Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khouri, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates, as well as Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, attended the meeting.