Visit of Italian Charge d’Affaires in Syria
On August 5, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency the Charge d’Affaires of the Italian Embassy in Syria Mr. Massimiliano D’Antuono, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus.
Their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Christian Education, Mor Cyril Babi, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary, were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, His Holiness spoke with His Excellency about the history of the Syriac Orthodox Church and its presence throughout the world. They discussed the current situation in Syria and the region. His Holiness gave an overview of the different projects that the Patriarchate is doing in various fields, especially in the field of education and culture. He spoke about the effects of the crisis on the Syrian people who are suffering from the sanctions imposed on them. In turn, His Excellency assured that Italy is supporting the people of Syria and offers all possible help in different fields.