Official Reception in Honor of His Holiness in Muscat

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended an official reception on his honor in Muscat.

He was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, as well as Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.

Their Eminences: Mor Gregorios Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin Diocese and Secretary of the Regional Episcopal Synod in India, Mor Ireneos Paulose, Patriarchal Vicar of Oman and Metropolitan of Kozhikkod Diocese, Mor Melethios Yuhanon, Metropolitan of Thumpamon Diocese and Patriarchal Vicar for Australia, Mor Theodosios Mathews Metropolitan of Kollam Diocese, Mor Chrysostomos Markose, Metropolitan of Evangelical Association of the East, Mor Osthatheos Issac Metropolitan of Mylapore Diocese and Patriarchal Vicar for UAE, and Metropolitan Joseph Mar Thoma, Metropolitan of Mar Thoma Church.

Sheikh Noman Bin Hareth Al-Amiri, Sheikh of Al Seeb city, representing the government of Oman, Sheikh Ahmed, Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs at the Ministry of Endowments in the Sultanate of Oman, were also present. Their Excellencies Mr. Andramani Pande, Ambassador of India, and Mr. Bassam Seifeddin Al-Khatib, Ambassador of Syria, attended the Official Reception.

In his word, His Holiness expressed his great joy to be among the faithful of our church in Oman; he spoke about their role in building the society, and collaborating with the people of Oman. He also thanked His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman, as well as the government of Oman, for their support to Christians, and the love they are showing to our people there.

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