Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region)
OCP News Service Exclusive – 21/3/14
Germany: Official sources of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East has confirmed that His Holiness Patriarch of Antioch and All East Ignatius Zakka I Iwas has entered eternal rest in God. The message of demise has been reported by several social media networks as well updated by Metropolitan Matta Alkhouri .
The Patriarch passed away in Germany on 21st March 2014 at twelve noon. A massive heart attack was the reason for the demise reports several official sources. The Patriarch was under medication for long time due to fragile health conditions. Patriarch has been residing in Lebanon since the beginning of civil war in Syria.
Patriarch Ignatius Zakka was ordained as the Metropolitan of Mosul in November 1963 by Patriarch Ya`qub III . Patriarch Zakka is the 122nd successor to St. Peter in the Apostolic See of Antioch.
OCP News Service