Patriarchate News

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales, at the Parliament House in Sydney, in the presence of parliamentarians and church leaders of the oriental churches in New South Wales.

His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences, Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, as well as Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and representatives of the Syriac Orthodox Church councils in New South Wales.

His Holiness and Her Honour discussed the current situation of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Syria. He asked Her Honour to support a peaceful resolution in Syria and to fight terrorism, as well as to promote peace and national reconciliations. His Holiness also urged to intensify the efforts to release the two abducted Archbishops of Aleppo Boulos Yaziji and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim.

Furthermore, His Holiness thanked Her Honour for her warm welcome and expressed his appreciation to all what Australia is doing in support to Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

Her Honour welcomed His Holiness and spoke assured the importance of endorsing peaceful resolution in Syria. She also spoke about the projects and plans that Australia is leading to help relief the refugees.

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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a reception organized by the Patriarchal Vicariate of Australia and New Zealand, on the occasion of His Holiness first visit to Australia.

Their Eminences Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, along with the priests of the parish and a crowd of faithful and dignitaries, also attended the reception.

In his word, His Holiness spoke about the Christian life and the situation of Christians. He then spoke about the foundation of the Patriarchal Vicariate of Australia and New Zealand.

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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the parish councils of the churches of New South Wales: St. Ephraim Cathedral, St. Malke church, St. Gabriel church, and St. Thomas church.

The councils reported to His Holiness. In turn, His Holiness gave his instructions and directions for the best of the church.

 

 

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His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a Youth Conference and Q&A held by the Syrian Orthodox Youth Group of Sydney (SOYGOS) at the Australian Catholic University in Strathfield.

More than 200 young people participated in the event. Their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs also attended.

The gathering was opened by prayers; then talks were given welcoming His Holiness. The youth then had the chance to ask their questions directly to His Holiness who answered all the questions.

During the gathering, His Holiness spoke to the youth about the role of the Syriac family in bringing up the children on the faith of the church and strengthening their relation to the Church. He also spoke about the problems that the youth are facing and suggested ways to solve these problems and get closer to God and the Church.

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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a reception organized by the Conference of Oriental Bishops on the occasion of His Apostolic Visit to Australia.
Their Eminences and Graces welcomed His Holiness in Australia. In turn, His Holiness expressed his happiness to meet with them, and prayed for the continuous success of their sacred mission.
His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.