His Holiness is accompanied by their Eminences Mor Malatius Malke Malke, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia and New Zealand, Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
In his speech, His Holiness encouraged the faithful to remain attached to their orthodox faith and the traditions of the Syriac Orthodox Church. He also stressed the importance of working together to preserve the Syriac language and heritage.
The Choir of Mor Aphrem Choir also gave a performance of Syriac hymns and songs.