His Beatitude was accompanied by His Excellency Mor Youhanna Jihad Battah, Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Catholic Patriarchal Diocese, and Rev. Fr. Habib Mrad, Patriarchal Secretary.
The meeting was also by His Eminence Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, and deacon Imad Syryany.
His Holiness congratulated His Beatitude for his safe return from his Apostolic visit to the Church in Turkey. His Beatitude, in turn, thanked His Holiness for the love shown by our Church to His Beatitute and the Syriac Catholic Church in Turkey and throughout the world.
They also discussed several church matters related to the church in the Middle East and the diaspora.
His Holiness and His Beatitude then made a tour in the new Patriarchal Residence which is being completed.