His Holiness Answers the Invitation of the Theodora Women Group
On September 17, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II answered the invitation of the Theodora women group in St. Mary Church in Paramus – New Jersey. He took part in a fundraising function hosted by the group.

His Holiness spoke to them about the situation of the Christians in the Middle East. He described the conditions in which they live and the miseries he observed during his visits to Iraq and Syria. His Holiness emphasized that the humanitarian aid that the Theodora women group is offering is very important to support the presence of Christians in those areas. Through their help, they can make the Christians living in the middle of the crisis to feel that they are not alone. They will thus have hope and comfort in their suffering. His Holiness blessed the efforts of the women group in helping the poor and needy in the East.