Visit to St. Mary Church – Tensta, Stockholm

On September 22, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mary Church in Tensta, Stockholm.His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Dioscorus Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in Holland, Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Apostolic Nuncio for the Syriac Missions in Brazil, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.At the beginning of the visit, His Holiness inaugurated the Sayfo monument and blessed the scouts. The parish priest Very Rev. Fr. Nematallah Dabbagh welcomed His Holiness and the accompanying delegation. His Eminence Archbishop Mor Dioscoros Benjamin Atas spoke about the parish and its various activities.In his speech, His Holiness thanked the Lord for the opportunity to visit this parish and for the grace to have spiritual children attached to their church. He encouraged the faithful to witness to the Lord in their daily lives. He added that our relationship with the Lord is rhe key to our success.After blessing the faithful, a reception was given in the church im honor of His Holiness and Very Rev. Fr. Munir Barbar read a poem he wrote for His Holiness.

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