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Patriarch Aphrem II: Syrians have the right to decide their future

February 17, 2019 – Munich His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II asked during a panel discussion about the situation in Syria at Munich Security Conference: What is the interest…

Meetings During Munich Security Conference 2019

On February 16, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II had several meetings at the Munich Security Conference 2019.   His Holiness met their Excellencies: Crown Prince of Qatar…

Panel Discussion – Munich Security Conference 2019

On February 16, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a Panel Discussion at the Munich Security Conference 2019.   The panel was organized and sponsored by…

Sixteenth Meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches

INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION FOR THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES   REPORT Sixteenth Meeting Rome, January 27 – February 2, 2019   The sixteenth meeting…

Meeting with H.E. Charge d’Affaires of the Austrian Embassy in Damascus

On February 11, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Hans-Peter Glanzer, Charge d’Affaires of the Austrian Embassy in Damascus, at the Patriarchate headquarters in Bab…

Holy Qurobo for St. Maron’s Day – St. Antonios Maronite Cathedral

On February 9, 2019, upon the invitation of His Excellency Archbishop Samir Nassar, Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Holy Qurobo for the…

Formal Reception in Honor of the Diplomatic Body in Syria – 2019

On the occasion of the New Year 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II invited their Excellencies the Ambassadors, Charge d’Affaires and Diplomatic Representatives to a Formal Reception at…

Gardening Campaign – Antioch Syrian University

On February 5, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in gardening campaign, in the fields of Antioch Syrian University, at the university headquarters in Maarat Saydnaya –…

Commemoration of Mor Barsaumo – Damascus

On February 3, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo of the fourth Sunday after Epiphany, and the Commemoration of Mor Barsaumo, the Chief of…

Holy Qurobo for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord to the Temple

On February 2nd, 2019, for the occasion of the feast of the Presentation of the Lord to the Temple, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo…