Syrians must work hand-in-hand to face the ongoing crisis- Patriarch Yazigi

Lattakia, (ST) –"actually, it is the Syrians' responsibility to face the ongoing crisis .All Syrians must work hand in hand in a bid to leave the crisis behind and to commence the reconciliation process across the country, "said  Patriarch of Antioch and all East for Greek Orthodox Church, John X Yazigi .

Patriarch Yazigi's remark was made during a meeting he held on Monday with representatives of the  displaced  families from villages in Lattakia .

The meeting was held at the Greek Archdiocese of Lattakia.

Addressing the representatives ,the Patriarch underlined that  " Adhering to our steadfastness, roots and values is enough to overcome this ordeal", calling for all to prepare themselves for rebuilding Syria.

Yazigi emphasized  that the Syrian people are one family, adding " We have to be there for everyone in need to reduce their suffering and delete  the word 'displaced' from our dictionary."

"In this respect, the Patriarchate is exerting strenuous  efforts in cooperation with the humanitarian organizations, including the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, to offer help to all families," underscored Yazigi.

During the meeting, the citizens' representatives briefed the patriarch on their grievances, particularly in al-Jadida, al-Ghasania, Hallouz, Khastalal-Burj, Kensaba and al-Kasab villages due to the barbaric practices of the armed terrorist groups which forced the said villages' inhabitants  to leave their farms and houses.