PM Masrour Barzani meets new global Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday met his holiness Mar Awa Royel, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.
PM Barzani congratulated him, expressing KRG support in promoting coexistence and religious harmony.
The Patriarch thanked the Premier, commending his commitment to tolerance. He agreed all regions should promote peace and love whilst the situation for Iraqi and Syrian Christians was also discussed.
Mar Awa Royel was elected 122nd Patriarch at Erbil's St. John the Baptist Church on September 8, replacing Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, who stepped down for health reasons.
His holiness was inaugurated on September 13, in Erbil's Ainkawa town.