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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.

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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.