Fb page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II – 25/5/15
His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Divine Liturgy (Holy Qurobo) at Mor Yacoub of Nisibin Cathedral in Sodertalje.
His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant. Their Eminences Mor Julius Abdelahad Shabo, Archbishop of Sweden and Scandinavia, Mor Dioscoros Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden and Mor Titus Boulos Touza also attended along with priests and deacons from the archdiocese.
After the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness addressed the faithful who gathered at the archdiocesan headquarter and spoke about the centennial of Sayfo, the Syriac Genocide. He also addressed the current concerns of Christians in the Middle East and the main problems they are facing.
Later, His Holiness held a press conference and had interviews with TV Channels. During his interviews, His Holiness spoke about the crises in Syria and Iraq and the suffering of Christians in their homeland.