On September 16, 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Lebanon Rev. Fr. Timon Alsuryani, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh – Lebanon.
Very Rev. Raban Carlos Babi, Director of the Legal Department, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, His Holiness congratulated Rev. Fr. Timon on his appointment to the ministry of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Lebanon as a successor of the late lamented Fr. Rowais Alourashalimy who passed away recently. He wished him success in his ministry and discussed with him ecumenical matters that are of interest to the two sister churches. At the end of the meeting, His Holiness presented Fr Timon with a pectoral cross and a book on the history of the Syriac Orthodox Church.