Prayer for Peace

On October 2, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Eminence Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. His Eminence is accompanied by Dr. Hubert Philipp Weber, Manuel Baghdi, Dr. Alfons Kloss, President of Pro Oriente, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Winkler, and Dr. Georg Pulling.His Beatitude Joseph Absi, Greek-Melkite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, and their Excellencies the Archbishops: His Eminence Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus Cardinal Mario Zenari, Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Damascus Mar Youhanna Jihad Battah, Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Assistant Moussa Al-Khoury, Head of the National Evangelical Church in Damascus Rev. Boutros Zaour participated in the prayer.Their Excellencies: Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh, Speaker of the Syrian Parliament, Dr. Lubana Mushawah, Minister of Culture, Mr. Abdallah Abdallah State Minister, Dr. Diala Barakat State Minister, MP Dr. Rimon Helal, MP Mr. Abdo Moselly, MP Mrs. Noura Yakoub Doura, MP Mrs. Noura Arissian, were also present. Their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates, Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Christian Education, Mor Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Assistant and Patriarchal Delegate of the Archdiocese of Aleppo and Environs, Mor Yacoub Babawi, Patriarchal Vicar for Monks Affairs and the Administration of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary in Maarat Saydnaya, Mor Cyril Babi, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, also participated in the prayer.

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