Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

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Remembering His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

It is with submission to the will of the Lord and great sadness we announce the passing into eternal life of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East. His Holiness passed away after suffering a massive heart attack while in Germany for treatment. May God rest him in peace and his memory be eternal.

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The biography of Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the 122nd successor to St. Peter in the Apostolic See of Antioch, completes 25 years in the Patriarchal See on the day of the Feast of Holy Cross, 2005. The Universal Syrian Church with its flocks spread over many nations, celebrates this unique historic occasion, of His Holiness’s Silver Jubilee of the Patriarchal enthronement, with great fervor and enthusiasm. Full Bio

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