On November 4, 2022, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the conference entitled: “The Future of the Christian Presence in the Levant”, convened at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh.
The conference is organized by the Hungarian Center for Levantine Christianity (HCLC) in collaboration with the Levant Center for Research and Studies.
The inauguration was attended by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, Mor Severus Roger Akhrass, Patriarchal Vicar for Syriac Studies, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
The inauguration was attended by His Excellency Mr. Tristan Azbej, Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of the Persecuted Christians, His Excellency Mr. Ferenc Csillag, Ambassador of Hungary in Lebanon, and His Excellency Mr. Ali Abdulkarim Ali, Ambassador of Syria in Lebanon, as well as representatives of the Patriarchs and Archbishops and clergy from different churches. The conference hosted several researchers interested in the support of Christians in the Levant.