On December 15, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Antoine de Padoue Monastery in Charleroi – Belgium.
His Holiness was received by the Abbot of the Monastery Mgr. Charles Clement Boniface (Raban Samuel) who expressed his joy to receive His Holiness and have his blessing. He took His Holiness and the accompanying delegation on a tour in the monastery where they visited the church and the large library.
His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, Mor Dioscoros Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.