On June 16, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the funeral service of the Late Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Hassakeh and Nisibin Mor Yacoub Behnan Hendo, at the Lady of Deliverance Church in Charfet – Lebanon.
The service was presided over by His Beatitude Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch. His Excellency Msgr. Joseph Spiteri, Apostolic Nuncio in Lebanon, also participated in the funeral.
His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Archbishop of Beirut, Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.