Meeting with the Head of the Evangelical Church in Germany

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Grace Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Chair of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)-Council. The meeting was also attended by Oriental Orthodox Patriarchs His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, and His Holiness Karekin II,…

His Holiness Visits German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at Bellevue Palace Residence in Berlin. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians,…

President Assad Visits the Holy Cross Monastery

A few days ago, Dr. Bashar Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, visited the temporary site of the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Saydnaya. He was accompanied by the members of his family. His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency at the entrance of the monastery in the presence of…

New bishop in Syria brings hope to some of Syrian Christians

Syriac Orthodox Christians in Syria’s northeastern city of Hasakeh celebrated the inauguration of the community’s new bishop on Saturday, four years after the last one left the nation. Six years of conflict in Syria have displace the greater part of its populace, including millions who have become refugees. Christians in a some sections of the…