Visit to His Beatitude John X


His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at his residence in St. Mary’s Convent in Blemmana – Tartus.
His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary, His Grace Bishop Mor Georges Kourieh, Dean of St. Aphrem Theological Seminary, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
The meeting was also attended by His Grace Bishop Aphrem Maalouli, Patriarchal Assistant and the Abbotess, monks and nuns of the monastery.

His Holiness and the accompanying delegation were received at the chapel where the two patriarchs offered a prayer of thanksgiving.

His Holiness congratulated His Beatitude for his recovery and wished him good health. He also discussed with him the recent developments in Syria and the region.

His Holiness and the accompanying delegation took a tour at the different sections of the monastery and visited the textile workshop where the nuns produce different vestments and ecclesial items.


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