Today, His Holiness received His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, that is the Syriac Orthodox Church, our sister church in the Oriental Orthodox family, at the papal residence in St. Mark’s Cathedral, Abbasiyya. Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was accompanied by a delegation from the Syriac Orthodox Church, and was welcomed by His Holiness, with H.G. Bishop Danial, H.G. Bishop Yolius, H.G. Bishop Eklimandous, H.G. Bishop Saweros and individuals from the papal office. Their Holinesses visited St. Mark’s Cathedral and held the Wednesday Meeting as a youth meeting in St. Antony’s Church of Maadi, for about 1200 youth from the South Cairo District.
Mor Ignatius Aphrem II also visited the Christmas Cathedral of the new capital with the delegation from the Syriac Church, accompanied by H.G. Bishop Saweros and individuals from the papal office.