Damascus, SANA – Delegated by President Bashar al-Assad, Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammoudeh Sabbagh visited on Sunday the heads of Christian denominations in Damascus who follow the Gregorian calendar, and conveyed to them congratulations of President al-Assad on the occasion of Easter.
Speaker Sabbagh visited Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Joseph Absi, Parish Priest at the Chaldean Catholic Church of St. Teresa Father Malek Malos, Syriac Catholic Church Archbishop Elias Tabi, Armenian Catholic Bishop of Damascus Jospeh Arnaouti, Pastor of the Evangelical Church of Damascus Rev. Boutros Zaour, Archbishop of the Maronite Church Bishop Samir Nassar , Parish Priest at the Latin Monastery in Damascus Father Bahjat Karakash, and Armenian Orthodox Bishop of Damascus Armash Nalbandian.
For their part, the clergymen expressed their deep appreciation of President al-Assad’s gesture which coincides these days with the great victories achieved by the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army, beseeching God to preserve Syria and its people.
Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh