On March 8, 2023, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met the president and members of the Advisory Committee of the Archdiocese of Baghdad and Basra, in the presence of His Eminence Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra.
During the meeting, His Holiness was briefed on the works of the diverse institutions in the Archdiocese as well as the different committees and associations under the presidency and guidance of His Eminence Archbishop Mor Severius Hawa. His Holiness blessed their efforts and encouraged them to continue offering their services to the society as a witness to their Syriac Orthodox faith and to the presence of the church, its great history and contribution to the different fields, especially in the field of education.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Archbishop Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Augeen Al-Khoury .