Patriarch Yazigi says that Christians in the Orient will remain part of its heart

Wednesday, 7 September, 2016 - 11:45

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John X Yazigi asserted that the Christians of the Orient will remain part and a parcel of the east’s heart and identity in spite of the terrorist attacks which they face.

In a speech at the General Assembly of the Council of Churches of the Middle East in Amman on Tuesday, the Patriarch called for find a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and to put an end to it.

Yazigi called for uncovering the fate of the bishops of Aleppo John Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi, criticizing the failure of international community in releasing them.

“We came from Damascus carrying with us its Jasmine fragrance which reeks over all the Levant, and in spite of all of its ordeals, it is still conveying its love to Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt and every country in the middle east and the world,” the Patriarch said.