President of Syria: They try to split Antioch Church by Ukraine's scenario
The President of Syria spoke about attempts to split the Antioch Church according to a scenario similar to the Ukrainian one.
He made the corresponding statement during a meeting with deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, including the President of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy Sergei Gavrilov.
"Assad said that the Church of Antioch will remain unified, and the leadership of Syria will support it in every possible way," Dmitry Sablin, coordinator of the group for interaction between the State Duma and the Syrian parliament, told reporters.
Bashar al-Assad expressed respect for the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John X.
The UOJ wrote that the Patriarch of Antioch spoke in favor of holding the Assembly of Orthodoxy in Damascus.