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Governor condoles Syrian Church Patriarch's death

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Thiruvananthapuram: Governor Sheila Dikshit Saturday expressed grief at the passing away of Supreme head of Syrian Orthodox Church, Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas.

"I am deeply saddened at the passing away of His Holiness Moran Mar Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas, the patriarch of Antioch and all the East," Dikshit said in a message.

"I mourn the demise along with thousands of his devotees in our country and abroad. On behalf of the people of Kerala I convey my heartfelt condolence to the scores of his followers," she said

80-year-old Iwas, the 122nd Patriarch of Antioch and All East, died in Germany Friday after prolonged illness.

PTI

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