Patriarch John X of Antioch receives Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch

On July 26, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East at his residence in Damascus.

His Holiness discussed with His Beatitude the latest developments concerning the abducted bishops Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji. Moreover, Patriarch Aphrem II told Patriarch John X on the proceedings and outcome of the meeting he convened at Atchaneh on the situation of the Christians of Mosul. In particular, they discussed the invitation to a meeting of the Patriarchs to work together and raise a united voice which carries the demands for all Christians in the Middle East.

They also discussed the ways of cooperation between the two patriarchates in the realm of social assistance to the displaced Christians and other minority groups.

Source: OCP