Arrival to Istanbul

On February 17, 2023, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived to Istanbul starting a special trip to Turkey to visit some of the cities affected by the earthquake.

‏His Eminence Mor Philoxenus Yusuf Cetin, Patriarchal Vicar in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, as well as the president of the Archdiocesan Council and a delegation from the council, received His Holiness at the airport with Very Rev. Fr. Orhan Canli, Syriac Catholic Patriarchal Vicar in Turkey.

‏His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, Very Rev. Raban Andrawos Bahhi, and Mr. Ghassan Shami

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