Damascus, SANA_ President Bashar Al-Assad on Friday congratulated Christian denominations on the occasion of the Christmas, the birth of Christ, the Messenger of love and peace.
Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam, on behalf of President al-Assad, conveyed the congratulations to the heads of Christian denominations on the occasion of Christmas.
Minister Azzam visited Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John X Yazig, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East Mar Ignatius Aphram II, Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Joseph Absi, Syriac Catholic Church Archbishop Youhanna Jihad Battah.
Azzam also visited Archbishop Jospeh Arnaouti at the Armenian Catholic Archdiocese, Rev. Boutros Zaour the pastor of the National Evangelical Church, Archbishop Samir Nassar at the Maronite Archdiocese, Father Bahjat Qarqash at the Latin monastery in Damascus, and Father Malek Malous at the Chaldean Church in Damascus.
Heads of the Christian denominations, in turns, expressed their thanks and appreciation to President al-Assad for his generous gesture, invoking God to protect Syria, its people and army.