On January 9, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Javad Turk-Abadi, Ambassador of Iran to Damascus, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus.
His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, attended the meeting.
His Excellency offered to His Holiness warm greetings on the occasion of Christmas and New Year. His Holiness also discussed with his guest the current situations in Syria and the region. They assured the importance of peaceful coexistence, unity, and good human relations among the various components of the societies.
At the end, Holiness presented to His Excellency the Lord’s Prayer written in Syriac Language.