Strategy Group Discussion

On August 24, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Strategy Group focusing on the region of the Middle East, during the International Pilgrimage for Politicians and Family Summit, organized by the International Catholic Legislators Network, in Fatima – Portugal.
The main theme discussed was the support of returning Christian families and the discussions were moderated by His Excellency Mr. Tristan Azbej, Hungarian State Secretary for Aid to Persecuted Christians.
His Beatitude Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al Rai also participated the group meeting.
His Holiness spoke about the challenges that the Syrian and Iraqi families are facing in their homeland and the obstacles that come in their way when they choose to return to their countries in the Middle East. He spoke about the role of the churches in offering help to all citizens alike, especially in helping new families and young people to establish themselves and remain in their countries.
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