On August 9, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Abdallah Sattouf and his family, at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya.
The meeting was also attended by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Yacoub Babawi, Patriarchal Vicar for Monks Affairs and Administration of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary in Maarat Saydnaya, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
At the beginning of the meeting, His Holiness welcomed His Eminence and Very Rev. Fr. Abdallah and his family. He congratulated him on the occasion of his priestly golden jubilee and wished him good health. In turn, Very Rev. Fr. Abdallah thanked his Holiness for his care and prayers as well as for honoring him and blessing him for the occasion of his golden jubilee.