Visit to St. Mary Catholic Church – Frias

On June 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mary Catholic Church in Frias, Argentina.

He was received by Rev. Fr. Sergio Lamberti, parish priest of St. Mary Church, and a crowd of faithful.

His Holiness raised prayer of thanks in the Church, after which he spoke to all who were present.

His Holiness noted the good relations between the Syriac Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church, recalling the long mutual ecumenical journey, and the agreement of 1984 between both Churches. He also wished that full communion between all churches may be reached soon.

His Holiness asked all who were present to pray for peace in Syria, Iraq, and countries of the Middle East.

He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Chrysostomos Youhanna Ghassaly, Patriarchal Vicar in Argentina, Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.

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