On October 26, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Eminence Anba Athanasius, Archbishop of the Coptic Orthodox Faithful of French origin, at his headquarters in Sarcelles.Their Eminences Archbishops: Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, accompanied His Holiness as well as Very Rev. Fr. Yacoub Aydin and Very Rev. Raban Zakai Jalma.His Eminence Anba Athanasius welcomed his Holiness who entered St. Atanasius and St. Cyril VI Cathedral in the midst of the chanting deacons. After the prayers, His Eminence Anba Athanasius welcomed His Holiness and asked him to bless the faithful. In his speech, His Holiness spoke about the orthodox faith which the Coptic Orthodox and the Syriac Orthodox churches are preserving by offering a common witness of Christ in this world.At the end of the prayer, His Holiness blessed the faithful.