On March 7, 2023, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived to Baghdad. He presided over the ramsho prayer at St Peter and St Paul Cathedral.
His Holiness was received by his Eminence Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, as well as the priests of the Archdiocese.
He was accompanied by His Eminence Archbishop Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Augeen Al-Khoury .