His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Chrysostomos Youhanna Ghassaly, Patriarchal Vicar in Argentina, Mor Severius Malke Mourad, Patriarchal Vicar in Brazil, Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Chamoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Apostolic Nuncio to the Syriac Evangelical Mission Churches in Brazil, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
His Excellency Mr. Alfredo Miguel Abriani, Director of Religious Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was also present.
Her Excellency welcomed His Holiness to Argentina on behalf of His Excellency President of the country, and spoke about the role of religions in building peace. In turn, His Holiness spoke about his first apostolic visit to Argentina. He also talked about the situation in Syria, especially the persecution of Christians. He emphasized that all Christian leaders all over the world are praying for peace to reign throughout the globe. He also recalled Sayfo genocide.
His Holiness also spoke about the case of the two abducted Archbishops of Aleppo Boulos Yaziji and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim.