Antioch Patriarch for Peaceful solution to Crisis in Syria

BEIRUT,(ST)_Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Greek Orthodox Church   John X Yazigi  renewed his call to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria through dialogue and understanding.

In an arrival statement  at Beirut 's airport from Turkey, on Tuesday ,  during which he discussed the ongoing contacts for the release of Aleppo 's two  kidnapped  bishops John Ibrahim  and Paul Yazigi by an  armed terrorist groups, he said :  "We always  hope to have a solution to the crisis in Syria through dialogue and understanding ,not through violence or any other means  inconsistent  to peace, amity  and coexistence. "

He noted continued contacts  with  all parties concerned to release the two bishops and that he had discussed with Turkish officials the situation in Syria and  efforts to bring peace  to Syria and Lebanon .

Meantime, a  statement  issued by the Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East for Greek Orthodox concerning  Patriarch Yazigi to Turkey, said that the patriarch stressed, during the visit, the need for a peaceful solution in Syria and fighting  extremism , appealing every one to work with the international community to release the two bishops  who are still kidnapped since last April.

On April 22nd , one  armed terrorist group kidnapped Bishop Ibrahim, Head  of Syriac Orthodox  church and Bishop Yazigi head of the Greek Orthodox community while on humanitarian operations in Kafr  Na'el village of rural Aleppo.

 

T. Fateh