His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, received at the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, before the beginning of the meeting of the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East.
Their Eminences Archbishops from our Syriac Church, as well as the delegation accompanying His Holiness the Pope were also in the reception.
His Holiness the Catholicos was accompanied by their Eminences: Archbishop Sebouh Sarkisian, Armenian Orthodox primate of the diocese of Tehran, Bishop Nareg Alyemezian, Director of Ecumenical Relations in the Catholicosate, Bishop Shahe Panossian, Armentian Orthodox primate of the diocese of Lebanon, as well as Rev. Frs. Hovagim Panjajian and Bedros Manouelian, Patriarchal Secretaries.