Damascus, SANA – Commissioned by President Bashar al-Assad, Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam visited on Sunday heads of Christian denominations and conveyed to them congratulations of President al-Assad on the occasion of Easter.
Minister Azzam visited Patriarchal Vicar at the Church of Antioch and all East for Greek Orthodox Afram Maalouli, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East Mar Ignatius Aphram II, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All East Gregory III Laham, Syriac Catholic Church Archbishop Elias Tabi, Armenian Catholic Bishop of Damascus Jospeh Arnaouti, Pastor of the Evangelical Church of Damascus Rev. Boutros Zaour, Archbishop of the Maronite Church Bishop Samir Nassar, Parish Priest at the Latin Monastery in Damascus Father Bahjat Karakash, and Armenian Orthodox Bishop of Damascus Armash Nalbandian.
For their part, the heads of the Christian denominations expressed their great appreciation for this gesture and their optimism of achieving victory soon.
Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh