On October 13, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus.
His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Dioscoros Benjamen Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden.
During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness spoke about the current situation in Jazeerah (Syria) and the difficulties and dangers that our people are going through during these days. He stressed that we should remain attached to our faith which will help us go through these times of trouble. His Holiness also welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin Atas who is known for his love for the church and his ministry to the faithful in Sweden.
His Holiness offered a special prayer for peace and security in Jazeerah (Syria) and for the wellbeing and safety of the faithful there.