Patriarch Laham: Syrian people need to stick together and serve their homeland

Homs, SANA – Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and all East Gregory III Laham said that the current circumstances which Syria is currently going through make it necessary that the Syrian people work in service of their homeland, its security and the unity of its people.

Laham’s remarks came in the framework of holding a prayer “for peace in Syria” which he presided over as part of a ceremony marking the diamond jubilee of establishing the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at the Monastery of St. Peter in Marmarita area in the central province of Homs.


He called upon the Syrian people “to stick to their houses and neighborhoods” and defend the unity and social fabric of their country.

Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar and Governor of Homs Talal al-Barazi attended the ceremony.

The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help carried out limited activities at its inception in Marmarita village, but it soon succeeded to reach out to various areas across Syria and beyond to other countries such as Lebanon, Egypt and France. The association provides educational and social services, in addition to serving people with special needs, orphans and needy people.

Rasha Raslan/Haifa Said

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