Damascus, SANA-The Russian parliamentary delegation, headed by Anna Kuznetsova. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, visited the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East.
The delegation met with the Patriarchal Vicar of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, Bishop Romanos Al-Hannat.
Al-Hannat referred to the cooperation between Syria and Russia in the humanitarian field and to the close relations between the two Orthodox churches in the two countries.
He thanked the Russian people, leadership and the Russian Church for their stances in support of Syria, its people and its army.
For her part, Kuznetsova affirmed Russia’s support to Syria and that it will continue providing humanitarian assistance and relief aid.
The Russian delegation presented the icon of St. Princess Olga as a gift to the Patriarchate.
The delegation also visited the Monastery of Saints Sergius & Bacchus and the monastery of St. Tekla in Maaloula, Damascus countryside, as they presented the two monasteries two icons as gifts, in addition to liturgical supplies.
Kinda ALMahmoud / MHD Ibrahim