I will like to express my deepest condolences to all my Syriac Orthodox brethren in this day of mourning. Who have lost their beloved Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas.
We have lost a great man, a great shepherd and a great father. He was active in Syriac and Christian Unity and was a father to all. Orthodox and Catholics together.
He will be deeply missed.
May he rest in peace.
Through the Birth-Giver of God Maryam and Mor Ephrem. God Bless you all.