Arrival to Erbil

On September 15, 2022, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived to Erbil in a visit to the Archdiocese of Mor Matta Monastery.

His Holiness was received at Erbil International Airport by their Eminences: Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mor Matta Monastery, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk, Kurdistan and Environs, and His Excellency Mr. Pishtwan Sadek, Minister of Endowments in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Mr. Khalid Talia, General Director of the Christian Affairs in the Ministry of Endowments, and Mr. Amil Stephan Melhem, Counselor of the Minister of Endowments, as well as Honorable Raid Ishak and His Excellency Mr. Stavros Kyrimis, General Consul of Greece in Kurdistan.

He was accompanied by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, Dayroyo Behnam Babawi and Mr. Ghassan Shami.

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