ATCHANEH, Lebanon — On Thursday, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Archbishop of the Assyrian Church of Archdiocese of Baghdad Mor Elia Isaac, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon.
Archbishop Isaac conveyed the greetings of Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mor Awa III Royel to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch.
They discussed the close relations between the two churches and work of the Coordinating Committee to meet Patriarchs of Syriac heritage Churches, as well as other joint activities
They also talked about the situation of Christian people in the Middle East, the challenges they face, and the role of churches in working together for the sake of their children.
The need for coordination and cooperation between all churches to preserve the Christian presence in the East was also touched on.