Patriarch Yazigi: Terrorist acts against Christians in Middle East totally rejected

Bucharest, SANA – Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East John X Yazigi stressed that what the Christians in the Middle East are being subjected to due to the takfiri terrorism is “totally rejected”.

In a joint statement during a visit to the Romanian church upon an invitation by the Romanian Patriarch and Archbishop of Bucharest Daniel, Yazigi called upon political and civilian authorities to assume their responsibilities and expose these “unjust” acts which are clearly related to economic and political interests.

Patriarchs Yazigi and Daniel expressed regret over the apathy and indifference of international community regarding the abduction of Boulos al-Yazigi, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo and Iskandaroun, and Yuhanna Ibrahim, the Syrian-Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo.

Both bishops were kidnapped by the terrorist organizations in Aleppo countryside in April 2013, holding the international community responsible for working to get them released in conformity with the “principles of peace and freedom it continuously calls for.”

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