His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visits the community of St. Georges Parish in Melbourne.
His Holiness was 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.
Upon his arrival, His Holiness was greeted by the Syriac Scouts and the church choir performed Syriac and Arabic hymns and songs.
In his speech, His Holiness reminded the faithful of the many sacrifices that our forefathers made preserving the faith of our church. He also spoke about the importance of remaining attached to the homeland where the blood of the martyrs of our church has been shed.
At the end of the visit, His Holiness blessed the faithful.