On April 19, 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude Joseph Absi, Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Damascus, Syria.
Their Eminences Archbishops: 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, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, were also present.
His Beatitude wished His Holiness a Happy Easter and offered his best wishes for the occasion. He was accompanied by His Excellency Mgr. Nicolas Antipa, Vicar of the Archdiocese of Damascus and the clergy of the Patriarchate.