On June 21, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency Mr. José Emilio Neder, Santiago del Estero Lieutenant Governor, in the presence of members of the legislative council of the Governorate of Santiago del Estero.
His Holiness spoke about his apostolic visit to the Patriarchal Vicariate of Argentina, in which he had the chance to meet his spiritual children. He also praised the role of the governorate of Santiago del Estero in the integration of the faithful in the society, and helping them keep their traditions and stay firm in their faith and in their relation with the Church, especially through ensuring for them the freedom to practice their faith.
His Excellency, in turn, thanked His Holiness for his historical visit to Argentina, and spoke about the educational and cultural projects that the governorate is executing in order support all newcomers.
His Holiness 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.