Visit to St. Mary Church in Norrkoping

On 21 September 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mary Church in Norrköping.His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Julius Abdelahad Shabo, Archbishop of Sweden and Scandinavia, Mor Dioscorus Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in Holland, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.His Eminence Mor Julius Abdelahad Shabo welcomed His Holiness and the accompanying delegation. In his speech, His Holiness spoke about the courage of our forefathers who kept the faith despite the threats and killings that took place in Sayfo. He spoke about their attachment to the church and their defence of its faith. He encouraged the faithful to remember their homeland and help those who remained there by supporting them in order to enable them to stay there despite the difficulties and crises.

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