Patriarch Aphrem II: Syrians remained steadfast thanks to diversity and harmony

Damascus - Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church Mor Ignatius Aphrem II said that the diversity and harmony of the Syrian society have endowed it with the strength to stand in face of the global war waged against it, SANA reported.

Speaking at a ceremony honoring Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Hammoudeh Sabbagh, at the Cathedral of Saint George for Syriac Orthodox in Damascus, Aphrem II added that the Syrian society is coherent in a way that makes Syria able to foil all the schemes which seek to empty the region of the Christians similar to what happened in Turkey, Iraq, al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Bethlehem.


For his part, Speaker Sabbagh said that the enemies haven’t been able to undermine the Syrian people thanks to their solidarity with their army, and wise and courageous leadership, affirming that Syria has approached the final triumph over terrorism.

In turn, Grand Mufti of the Republic, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, said that Syria has always been united and it has been able to defeat its enemies thanks to its national unity, the steadfastness of its people, the sacrifices of its army and the bravery of its leader.