His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received, in his residence in Bogota – Colombia, His Excellency Archbishop Oscar Urbina Ortega, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference in Colombia, along with the secretary of the Conference.
His Eminence Mor Yacoub Eduardo Aguirre, Archbishop of Central America, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, attended the meeting.
His Holiness thanked his guests for their support to the Christians in the Middle East. He also discussed with them several issues concerning our church in Colombia. His Holiness assured that our church is there to serve and minister to the people, not to proselytize. He also asked the conference’s support to the very small communities our church has in Colombia.