His Excellency Ibrahim, Ibrahim Bishop Emeritus of Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle (Official representative of His Beatitude
Louis Rahphael Sako I, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church)
congratulated President Bashar al-Assad on the new year, praying for God to bless him and give him strength to serve the homeland, and he also prayed for our brave army, the defender of Syria's unity and dignity.
Born in Amman, Jordan, His Beatitude
is based in Jerusalem where he has developed long-standing relationships with Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, Egyptians and Syrians in a continuing interfaith dialogue to create enduring relationships for peace.
It is worth noting that His Beatitude
had previously called for the said meeting.
May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- His Beatitude
Mar Bechara Peter Rai, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, will make a historic pastoral visit to Southeast Michigan, May 13-16, 2012, during which time he will go to several churches and Muslim mosques throughout the region.
Damascus, (SANA) -- His Beatitude
Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and All The East for the Greek Orthodox on Monday denounced the terrorist attack that targeted a church in Alexandria, resulting in dozens of casualties and injuries.
With the appointment of His Beatitude
, a primary representative of the ancient and glorious Oriental Churches once again occupies the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
The Patriarch's trip came within the context of the Papal visit as His Beatitude
is going to accompany Pope Francis to the Holy Lands.
the Gaudium et Spes award, His Beatitude
will also receive an additional
Patriarch Teoctist visited Rome in 1989.
also welcomed Maronite General Council head Former Minister Wadih Khazen who said after the meeting that he had praised Bkirki national document and considered it a starting point to bring up the state and all its components.
praised all the efforts of all those who sought the release of the nuns, mainly General Security Chief, General Abbas Ibrahim, and the Qatari intermediaries, a statement issued by the Patriarchate Information office said.
voiced out his call Thursday at 1:45 p.
We want Syria to be constantly a homeland for togetherness where mosque minarets and church bells meet, where tranquility and calm prevail, not the whip of terrorism and menace," his Beatitude
said, stressing that Syria was created to shed light on the world, not to shed tears for its displaced children, reported SANA.
In 1996 His Beatitude
Maximos V called him to the Patriarchal Major Seminary of Saint Anna to provide spiritual leadership and be in charge of the pastoral year.