His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visits the Governor of Deir ez-Zor Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim Samra, at the Governate headquarters.
He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Khago, and Deacon Imad Syryany.
The Governor welcomed His Holiness, and expressed his great appreciation for this historical visit, with all the support it provides to the citizens of the city. He also thanked the Syriac Orthodox Church for opening a clinic in the city, and helping people regardless of their religion or ethnicity.
His Holiness thanked the Governor for his welcome, and congratulated him for the victory of the city. He reassured that the church will always stand by the side of all who are affected by the crisis, and wished that the city recovers so soon.