His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Martin Yttervick, Charge d’Affaires of the Norwegian Embassy in Damascus, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus.
His Excellency discussed with His Holiness the current situation in Syria and ways through which the Patriarchate is offering help and relief to the needy and internally displaced people.
His Holiness welcomed His Excellency and informed him about the work of development and humanitarian assistance that the Patriarchate is offering. His Holiness also expressed his concern about the emigration of Christians from different regions in Syria.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.