His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a Youth Conference and Q&A held by the Syrian Orthodox Youth Group of Melbourne (SOYGOM) at Mor Yacoub Burdono Church in Melbourne.
More than 150 young people participated in the event.
Their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and Environs also attended.
The gathering was opened by the evening prayer held at the church; then the youth had the chance to ask their questions directly to His Holiness concerning vocation, family and other issues.
His Holiness answered their questions and spoke about the role of the Syriac family in bringing up the children on the faith of the church and strengthening their relation to the Church.