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His Holiness Meets the Suryoyo University Students in Lebanon

On October 25, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the Suryoyo University Students in Lebanon. The meeting took place in the patriarchal residence in Atchaneh and was attended by their Eminences: Mor Timotheos Aphrem Aboodi, Mor Philoxenus Matta Shemoun, Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut, Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs. The...

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His Holiness Celebrates the One Year Remembrance of the Martyrs of Sadad

On Friday October 24, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Sadad to celebrate the Divine Liturgy (Holy Qurobo) on the occasion of the one year remembrance of the martyrs of Sadad. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, the Patriarchal Assistant. His Holiness was welcomed by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs. He was greeted by the scouts and presented a wreath of flowers to the memorial pictures of the martyrs of Sadad.

His Holiness Patriarch Aphrem II then...

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Interview with His Holiness at “Shoghakat” TV Channel

During his official visit to the Armenian Apostolic Church, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Armenian TV Channel “Shoghakat” where he was interviewed. The interview was about his visit to Armeniaand the relations between the Armenian Apostolic and Syriac Orthodox sister Churches. Furthermore, His Holiness answered questions about the situation of Christians in the Middle East and the ways with which the Syriac Church is helping the immigrants and people in need. During the interview, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II thanked His Holiness Catholicose Karekin II for his...

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His Holiness Meets His Royal Highness King Abdallah II Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan

On October 14, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II answered the invitation of His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi to discuss the current situation of Christians in the Middle East. The meeting included the Patriarchs of the East.

His Royal Highness King Abdallah II met His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II and the patriarchs of the East individually first and then collectively to discuss the suggested solutions to help the Iraqi immigrants and the suitable ways to offer humanitarian aid.

His Royal Highness King Abdallah II emphasized the importance of...

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His Holiness Delivers a Lecture on the Current Situation of Christians in the Middle East

On October 13, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was received as a guest of honor at Yerevan State University. The President of the university, Dr. Aram Simonian welcomed His Holiness and the accompanying delegation.

His Holiness Patriarch Aphrem II delivered a lecture on the current situation of Christians in the Middle East and the challenges that they are facing. He has suggested some ideas and solutions that give a new perspective to the way out of the crisis.

In the lecture, His Holiness depicted the long historical relations that...

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Joint Statement of Their Holinesses Patriarch Aphrem II and Catholicose Karekin II

On October 13, 2014, at the end of his official visit to the sister Armenian Apostolic Church, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II signed a joint statement with His Holiness Catholicose Karekin II in the presence of bishops and clergy from both churches.

In the statement, Their Holinesses thanked God for this historical visit that strengthened the relations between the two sister churches. Their Holinesses expressed their worry about the situation in the Middle East, especially the difficult conditions that Christians are going through there. They called upon the international community...

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