On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Archbishop John Kawak, accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun, and Ms.Helma Adde, had the pleasure of meeting Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio and the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. The meeting was a first step toward establishing an ecumenical relationship with our brothers at the Mission. Topics discussed at the meeting focused on the persecution of our Christian community in the Middle East and the need to bring their plight to the attention of the United Nations here in New York. To conclude, Archbishop Kawak presented His Excellency with a copy of the “The Hidden Pearl” documentary.