The delegation included their Excellencies Archbishops: Abdallah Elias Zaidan, Eparch of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, Gregory John Mansour, Eparch of the Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services in USA, Samuel Aquila, Fifth Archbishop of Denver, and Oscar Solis, Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah.
His Holiness welcomed his guests and discussed with them issues related to the situation in the Middle East, and the persecution of Christians and minorities, aiming at uprooting them from the lands of their forefather. He wished that their Excellencies would convey the real image of what is happening in the Middle East to their parishioners as well as to the officials and public of the U.S.
Their Eminences: Mor Gregorios Kuriakose, Knanaya Archbishop of Kallissery Region, Mor Ivanios Kuriakose, Knanaya Archbishop of Ranny Region, Mor Silvanos Ayub, Knanaya Archbishop of Europe and America, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrate, as well as Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, attended the meeting.