Syria: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the town of Sadad after it suffered from the attacks of terrorist groups who tried to invade it. His Holiness presided over a funeral service of a martyr in Mor Mikhael Church. His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, welcomed His Holiness and thanked him for his fatherly love and care for all the faithful, especially the people of Sadad.
His Holiness also prayed at the cemetery of the town for the souls of the martyrs and all the faithful departed.
His Holiness listened to the reports on the attacks that took place a few days ago and prayed for the security in Sadad. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary, and His Grace Mor Maurice Amsih, Director of Public Relations, accompanied His Holiness in this visit.