In this photo taken on Thursday March 27, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, clergy gather around the lifeless body of Patriarch of Syriac Orthodox Church Ignatius Zakka Iwas ... more 
In this photo taken on Thursday March 27, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, clergy gather around the lifeless body of Patriarch of Syriac Orthodox Church Ignatius Zakka Iwas during a mass service at St. George’s Cathedral, in Damascus, Syria. The Patriarch of Syriac Orthodox Church, who had led one of the world's oldest Christian sects was buried in a Christian village near Damascus on Friday after an elaborate memorial service in the Syrian capital’s cathedral. Iwas, a native of Iraq and a vocal proponent of Christian-Muslim coexistence has lived in Damascus since he was enthroned as patriarch in 1980. He died a week ago in a hospital in Germany last week at 80. (AP Photo/SANA) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By SANA
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 12:09 PM EDT