His Holiness Aram I Receives the Representatives of the Coptic and Syriac Orthodox Patriarchs

09 August 2014

On Tuesday 5 August 2014, Metropolitan Bishoy of Damiette, Coptic Orthodox Church, and Metropolitan George Saliba of Mount Lebanon, Syriac Orthodox Church, met with His Holiness Aram I in Bikfaya at his summer residence. Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, the Pontifical Vicar of the Diocese of Cyprus, and Rt. Rev. Housig Mardirossian, the Ecumenical Officer, were also present.


The meeting focused on the current situation in the Middle East, particularly the situation of Christians in Iraq and cooperation between the three ancient Churches. They also discussed issues arising from the theological discussions of the Oriental Orthodox family with other Churches.