On March 9, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Holy Qurobo celebrated by His Beatitude Mor Ignatius Joseph III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, at the Lady of Annunciation Cathedral in Beirut, for the occasion of the feast of Mor Aphrem the Syriac according to the Syriac Catholic Calendar.
The Qurobo was also attended by their Beatitudes Cardinal Mor Bechara Boutros Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Joseph Absi, Greek-Melkite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, as well as Their Excellencies Mgr Joseph Spiteri, Apostolic Nuncio in Lebanon, and Archbishop Makar Ashkarian on behalf of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia.
Their Excellencies: Minister of Displaced Ghassan Atallah, Member of the Parliament Antoine Pano, and Dr. Daoud Sayegh, on behalf of their Excellencies: General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, Nabih Berri, Speaker of the parliament of Lebanon, and Saad Hariri, Lebanese Prime Minister, respectively.
His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al Jazeerah and Euphrates, as well as Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
At the end of the Qurobo, His Holiness offered greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Younan for the occasion, and asked the intercession of Mor Aphrem the Syriac for the Holy Church of God.