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The Cradle of Civilisation welcomes Christian visitors

Quoting a famous French archaeologist, Andre Parrot, The Syria Times reminds us all that “Every human has two homes, his own and Syria”.

The profound fact that Syria is the ancient cradle of civilisation, and also a country exceptionally rare in the modern world where Christianity is considered part of the fundamental fabric of the nation, with a breath-taking abundance of historic Christian and non-Christian sites to visit, is currently bought to life by a delegation of French politicians who are in the middle of an official visit to Syria.

Virginie Joron writes that “The defence of Christians in the East must be one of the main priorities of the resumption of our diplomatic relations with Syria.”

The impressions of her first ever visit to Syria confirm that “there is a complete difference” between the reality that she’s witnessing and the false ideas presented about Syria by the governments and mainstream media of France and Europe.  She writes that “It’s time to stop the [ Machiavellianism ] and find peaceful solutions with the Syrian government.”

She writes glowingly of Damascus and how welcoming it still is to tourists and foreign visitors even after the dreadful suffering endured by its inhabitants at the hands of Western geo-political plotting.

“The city is reborn with crowded terraces and there is music everywhere. We feel safe, we feel good. No aggression, no eyes moved, no [ offensive insults ], no hostility in the streets of Damascus. Indeed, we are more than well welcomed. Some are even happy to see French people and be able to speak our language. They come to say hello to us.”

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Syria: Christianity is in Safe Hands

200 young Catholics of the Syriac Patriarchate of Antioch spent the day talking with their country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, who came to visit their Catholic youth camp held at the Monastery of Saint Thomas in Saidnaya, near Damascus, on 4th July.

President al-Assad, is known throughout the Middle East for his fervent protection of the Christians who, alongside many of their Moslem countrymen, are still under fierce attack from Western-supported Wahhabi-Salafists belonging to ISIS, al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. The president was presented with an ornate copy of Holy Scripture.

New Melkite Patriarch Elected

President Bashar al-Assad received the recently-elected Patriarch of the Melkites, Yusuf al-Abssi, in Damascus, Syria, yesterday, 4th July 2017.

The patriarchy traces its origin directly back to the See of Antioch, founded by St. Peter himself, one year after Our Blessed Lord’s crucifixion, and has its seat in Damascus. There are roughly 1.6 million Melkite Catholics throughout the world.