Cairo, Egypt, 2014 March 22: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Patriarch of The Coptic Orthodox Church and the See of St. Mark, has condoled the passing way of the Patriarch of Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Moran Mar Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas.
In his message, he said, ''For myself and on behalf of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church and the congregation in Egypt and abroad, we would like to extend our cordial condolences to their reverend Graces the Archbishops and the blessed congregation of the Syrian Orthodox Church for the reposal of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of the sister Syrian Orthodox Church. We are expressing our consolations, however we are joyfully praying so that his virtuous soul may rest in peace in the bosom of all the saints. He will always be remembered for his ultimate care, efforts and love to render the church unified.”
“May God help us select a good successor to keep up his track,'' Pope added.