Syrian Reformed Church leaders visit Károli

Upon the invitation of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Mr. Haroutune Selimian, President of the Armenian Evangelical Community of Syria and Mr Joseph Kassab, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) visited Hungary on 8-12 October 2018.

The high ranking church leaders met at Károli with Professor Miklós Kocsev, Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Mr Gyula Sümeghy, Director of International Relations and held discussions on potential fields of cooperation, with special emphasis on Hungarian scholarship opportunities available for Syrian citizens.

Later on the day, the Syrian guests held a public lecture at the university over the situation of the Protestant churches in the Middle East. They gave a personal account of the life and struggle of their communities in the war-torn Syria. The event was organised in cooperation with and support by the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians.

State Secretary Tristan Azbej greets the audience

Joseph Kassab General Secretary

Haroutune Selimian President

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