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Statement following the Terrorist Attacks near St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo – Egypt

Following the terrorist attack on St. Peter Church near St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch issued the following statement: Patriarch Aphrem II condemns the terrorist…

Holy Qurobo – Sunday of the Revelation to Joseph

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Sunday of the Revelation to Joseph, at St. George Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus….

Christmas Event for Children of Syrian Orphanages

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Her Excellency Dr. Rima Al-Qadiri, Syrian Minister of Social Affairs, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury,…

Congratulating the New Cardinal Mario Zenari

In honor of the new appointment of His Eminence Mario Cardinal Zenari, the Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, a reception was held at the Apostolic Nunciature in Damascus. His Holiness Patriarch…

Meeting with Chief Librarian of USEK

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Joseph Moukarzel, Chief Librarian at the University of the Holy Spirit in Kaslik (USEK) at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh,…

Visit of Fr. Michel Jalkh – Secretary General of MECC

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Michel Jalkh, General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The meeting…

Visit of a Delegation from Sweden

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Sweden headed by Dr. Johan Westerholm and accompanied by Dr. Fouad Abi Nader, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh,…

“Armenians of Damascus”: Book Release

By invitation of His Eminence Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus Mgr. Armash Nalbandian, His Grace Mor Maurice Amsih, Patriarchal Delegate of the Archdiocese of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates, and Very Rev….

Diakonia and Capacity Building – MECC/WCC

The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) co-organized a special workshop on “Diakonia and Capacity Building” at the Lady of the Well Monastery…

Meeting a Joint Committee for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defense of the Irish Parliament

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, His Beatitude Greek Melkite Patriarch Gregorius III Lahham and His Excellency Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmad Badr El Din Hassoun, met with…