On January 15, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met the clergy and councils of the Archdiocese of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, in the presence of the Patriarchal Delegate Very Rev. Fr. Antoun Jarada.
During the meeting, His Holiness spoke to the priests about their ministry to the faithful after the passing away of the late Archbishop Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh. He also encouraged the priests and councils to offer all they can for the service of the people and their benefit and the edification of the church.