On May 9, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. He was accompanied by Msgr. Habib Mrad, Patriarchal Secretary and Rev. Fr. Karim Kalash, Assistant Secretary.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Very Rev. Raban Cyril Babi, Director of the Legal Department, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
During the meeting, His Beatitude congratulated His Holiness on the occasion of the Feast of the resurrection. The two patriarchs discussed church matters and the situation of Christians in the Middle East.
His Beatitude also visited the museum of the Patriarchal Residence.