Patriarch Yazigi: Diversity in Syria is a point of strength
Jul 16, 2013
Lattakia, (SANA) –Patriarch John X Yazigi, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch
of Antioch and All the East, said that Syrians are one big family united
in their feelings, asserting that Syrians will always ebar the message
of peace and love.
Meeting official, religious, social, economic and civil figures in
Lattakia on Tuesday, Patriarch Yazigi said that such meetings that bring
together Syrian Muslims and Christians sends a message to the whole
world and reflects Syria's true image.
The Patriarch stressed that Syria's diversity is a point of strength and
that it cannot be an element of division, hatred and weakness, asserting
that Syrians will preserve their long history of love and peace.
Participants in the meeting lauded Patriarch Yazigi's patriotic and
humane stances, wishing him luck in fulfilling his duties, affirming
that such meetings show that Syria represents unity, love and compassion.
Chairman of Lattakia City Council presented Patriarch Yazigi with the
key to Lattakia city and a model of the triumphal arc, one of the city's
Earlier on Monday evening, Patriarch Yazigi met university students from
the Church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel, affirming during that
meeting that youths represent the promising future.