On October 21, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus.
Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Anthimos Jack Yacoub, Patriarchal Vicar for the Youth Affairs and Christian Education, Mor Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Assistant and Patriarchal Delegate in the Archdiocese of Aleppo and Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, attended the meeting.
His Beatitude Patriarch John X was accompanied by His Grace Bishop Luka Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Assistant, and Very Rev. Archimandrite Georges Yacoub, Patriarchal Secretary.
His Holiness and His Beatitude discussed the general situations in Syria and Lebanon, especially the current events in Lebanon and hope that the situation will become better soon for the good of the Lebanese people. They also spoke about common Church matters.