His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Eminence Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches and Malecruz Dayro, along with a delegation of 30 people at the Patriarchal Residence in Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh, Lebanon.
The group came in a pilgrimage from Kerala to the Holy See of Antioch.
His Holiness conducted the Midday prayer and blessed the pilgrims. They then gathered at the big hall of the monastery where His Holiness met them and spoke to them about the strong bond that exists between the faithful in Kerala and the Holy See of Antioch.
His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, and His Grace Mor Maurice Amsih, Director of Public Relations and Protocol, were also present during this meeting.