On September 17, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II offered his condolences to His Brother in Christ His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, Armenian Orthodox Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, on the passing away of his mother Late Lousine Keshishian, at the Summer Headquarters of the Catholicosate in Bikfaya – Lebanon.
His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan Trustee of the Syrian Jacobite Church in India, as well as Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and Very Rev. Fr. Markose Abraham, Patriarchal Secretary for the Affairs of the Church in India.
His Holiness held there the special service for the departed (teshmeshto d-‘Anide) for the repose of the soul of the late Lousine.