Date: 26 January, 2018
BEIRUT — The Middle East Council of Churches welcomed its Executive Committee to Antonine University in Baabda, Lebanon on 25-26, January 2018. Church representatives from all four ecclesiastical families came together to be in community and to take up the business of the Council, receive reports from Secretary General Jalakh and the General Secretariat team, and to move forward several important initiatives.
The Executive Committee also appointed an Acting Secretary General to finish out the term of Secretary General Fr. Michel Jalakh, who was appointed President of Antonine University in August 2017. The Council is thrilled to welcome Dr. Souraya Bechealany as Acting Secretary General and to celebrate her appointment as the first female Secretary General in the history of the Middle East Council of Churches.