Christmas Mass held in churches across Syria and a number of Syrian soldiers honored in Damascus
In deference to the current circumstances in Syria, Christmas celebrations were limited to holding mass and prayers in churches and places of worship across the country.
In St. George Cathedral in Damascus, Archbishops Jean Qawaq and Matthew al-Khuory, and Archbishop al-Khory recited a message from Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, Ignatius Zakka I Iwas.
In his message, Patriarch Iwas reaffirmed that Syria is the eternal home of Syriacs, reiterating calls for resolving the crisis via dialogue and political solutions and stressing that Syria’s Muslims and Christians share a single destiny.
He called upon the countries that will participate in the “Geneva 2” conference to cease their support for terrorists who are bound to turn against them one day.
Patriarch Iwas reiterated…
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