Christians in Syria Celebrate Easter, President al-Assad Congratulates
- Christians in Syria Celebrate Easter, President al-Assad Congratulates
Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 06:20 PM
DAMASCUS, (SANA)-Christian communities in Syria on Sunday celebrated Easter
by holding prayers and Masses in the Syrian cities.
Patriarchs and bishops delivered Easter sermons in which they talked about
the meaning of this annual occasion and the happiness which people feels all
over Syrian regions.
They referred to the national unity, tolerance and coexistence Syria
witnesses under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad, where all
Syrian people celebrate this great occasion.
President Bashar al-Assad charged Minister of State for Presidential Affairs
Ghassan al-Laham with offering congratulations to patriarchs, bishops and
Christian communities on Easter.
Minister Laham visited Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and all the
East for Roman Orthodox, Patriarch Zaka I Iwas of Syriac Orthodox and
Patriarch Gregory III Laham of Antioch and all the East for Roman Catholic.
The Patriarchs expressed appreciation of President Bashar al-Assad for
participating Christians with their Eid.
For his part, Minister of Islamic Endowments Ziad al-Din al-Ayyobi visited
the patriarchs, congratulating them on Easter.
"It is important to avail this opportunity and embody the meaning of
national unity among Syrian citizens and stand in the face of challenges and
pressures to which the country is exposed.
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