Catholicos-Patriarch Mor Awa III Royel met with President of International Religious Freedom Secretariat Nadine Maenza 

ERBIL — On 11st August, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East Mar Awa III Royel received President of the International Religious Freedom Secretariat and former Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Nadine Maenza at the Patriarchal Residence.

Maenza briefed Patriarch Royel on her substantial humanitarian work in the Middle East.

They both discussed the situation of Christians, especially in the regions of North and East Syria, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), and Nineveh Plains.

Patriarch Royel presented Maenza with a souvenir on the occasion of consecrating the new Patriarchal Cathedral in Erbil.