Holy Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church meeting in Harissa, Lebanon

HARISSA, Lebanon — Headed by Syriac Catholic Patriarch Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, the Holy Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church met on Sunday at the Monastery of Our Lady of Deliverance in Harissa, Lebanon.

The archbishops of the Church, in the homeland and abroad, participated in studying the annual work of the dioceses and the situation of the Church in light of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the work of the 2023 Synod in Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia).

The Patriarch pointed out the crises in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq are going through and praised the role of priests, bishops, and all fathers in encouraging the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people to remain in the homeland and to maintain their faith despite the difficulties they face.

Regarding the situation in Lebanon, the Patriarch said that any new government to act quickly to prevent the collapse of the country. The Patriarch called on the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in Lebanon to preserver and for those in the diaspora to preserve their identity, faith, and relations with the land of their ancestors.

The Holy Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church is expected to end its meetings and publish its final statement on Saturday, 18th September.