Syriac Catholic Church celebrates 13th anniversary of election of Patriarch St. Ignatius Joseph III Younan

BEIRUT — The Syriac Catholic Church recently celebrated the 13th anniversary of the election of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Joseph III Younan who was appointed Patriarch in 2009 in the presence of all the fathers of the Holy Synod.

In a social media post, the Syriac Catholic Church commemorated the anniversary of the election of the Patriarch.

The post stated that on 20 January 2009, during a session of the electoral body of the Synod of the Syriac Church of Antioch at the House of The Child Mary in Rome, St. Aphram Joseph Younan, Bishop of the Diocese of Our Lady of Salvation in the United States of America and Canada, was elected Patriarch. He adopted the name St. Ignatius Joseph III Younan, Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch and All the East.

The Patriarchate’s website added that all the fathers of the Synod congregated in the church of the monastery, thanking the Lord and asking the Lord to bless the Patriarch’s service for the good of the Church and the salvation of the souls of believers.

The post concluded by wishing and praying for his support, in order to continue his care of the Syriac Church in these difficult circumstances.