Awkaf Minister: Patriarch Zakka Iwas was a towering national figure

22/3/14 Damascus, (SANA): Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of theUniversal Syriac Orthodox Church Ignatius Zakka I Iwas passed away Friday. Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed said the late Patriarch was “a great religious, national and Arabist figure”. Speaking to the Syrian satellite TV channel, al-Sayyed announced with deep regret and sorrow the death of Patriarch Iwas, saying ...