Patriarch Younan, Vatican Foreign Minister discuss developments in Syria and Iraq

Beirut, SANA – Patriarch of Antioch for the Syriac Catholic Church Mar Ignatius Joseph III Younan discussed with Vatican’s Foreign Minister Archbishop Dominique Mamberti the situation in Syria and Iraq.

Secretariat of the Patriarchate said in a statement on Sunday that Patriarch Younan discussed with Mamberti the tragic situation in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, Lebanon, the holy lands, and Iraq, where Christians were forced to leave al-Mousel.

The statement said Patriarch Younan called for joining stances of all churches as to condemn the violations committed against the Christians and all other minorities in the region.

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