On February 20, 2021, His Holiness celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the Lady of the Girdle (Zunoro) Cathedral in Homs.
He was assisted by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mor Matta Monastery, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar in the Archdiocese of Eastern USA, Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates, Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Christian Education, Mor Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Assistant and Patriarchal Delegate of the Archdiocese of Aleppo and Environs, Mor Yacoub Babawi, Patriarchal Vicar for Monks Affairs and the Administration of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary in Maarat Saydnaya, and Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus Armash Nalbandian. The representatives of their Beatitudes the Patriarchs were also present: Bishop Aphram Maalouli representing Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John X, Bishop Nicolas Antipa representing Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch Joseph Absi, Very Rev. Fr. Habib Mrad representing Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan along with the Archbishops of Homs, Hama and Tartous for the sister churches.
During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness presided over the service of the Installation of His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs.
The service included a procession where two archbishops escorted the new Archbishop among the people. Then the sustatikon, or the commendation letter, was read proclaiming Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, to be the Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs.
His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury delivered a message where he thanked the Lord for his new responsibility.