SYRIA: Priest of Um Al-Zenar Church Aboun Khouroyo Zuhri Khazaal passed away

HMOTH, Syria — Archbishop of Hmoth (Homs), Hemto (Hama) Tartous and Environs Timotheos Matta al-Khoury and priests of the archdiocese mourned priest of Um Al-Zenar cathedral and St. George church in Hmoth (Homs) Aboun Khouroyo Zuhri Khazaal.

Priest Khazaal was known for his good service and great help to people from all denominations, according to the archdiocese statement.

Sources close to the priest stated that he was suffering from a chronic disease, which caused the death of two of his family members as well.

In 2021, Syriac Orthodox patriarch of Antioch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II ordained Priest Khazaal as a Chorepiscopus.