He was received by His Excellency Mr. Omar Abboud, Member of the Legislative Council, as well as a group of officials.
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. Maher Mahfouz, Charge d’Affaires of the Syrian Embassy in Buenos Aires was also present.
The council welcomed His Holiness, and praised his leading role in defending persecuted Christians in the Middle East. They declared him as an Honorary Guest to Argentina. In turn, His Holiness thanked the council for the overwhelming reception and the honoring they gave him. He also spoke about Sayfo Genocide which the Church commemorates tomorrow June 15th.