The Coptic Orthodox Delegation included the members of the Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches: Anba Bishoy, Anba Benyamin and Dr. Guirguis Saleh as well as Rev. Fr. Rouwais AL-Ourashalimy.
The meeting was attended by their Eminences: Mor Theophilos Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Archdiocese of Eastern United States, Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and Rev. Fr. Jimmy Danho.
His Holiness welcomed their Eminences and the members of the Delegation and discussed with them matters related to the special relations that exist between the two sister churches: the Coptic Orthodox and the Syriac Orthodox Churches.
His Holiness conveyed his brotherly love and hearty wishes to His brother in Christ His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria, Patriarch of the Throne of St. Mark, Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church.