Russian President, Vladimir Putin, welcomed at the Kremlin on Tuesday, Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch, Youhanna X Yazigi, with whom he discussed Russia’s position in the fight against terrorism.

Talks between the pair also featured high on the economic situation and the Christian presence in the Middle East. They stressed the need to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, maintain stability in Lebanon, and preserve its state institutions.

In turn, the Patriarch stressed the importance of the Russian position in the fight against terrorism and the establishment of peace.

For his part, President Putin focused on the paramount importance of the Antioch Church’s cooperation in communication between all parties”.

The pair valued the Christian presence in the region and its openness, and discussed the issue of the Bishops of Aleppo, Boulos Yazigi and Youhanna Ibrahim, as well as the importance of sensitizing the international community on this matter.

Source: National News Agency

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Russian President, Vladimir Putin, welcomed at the Kremlin on Tuesday, Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch, Youhanna X Yazigi, with whom he discussed Russia's position in the fight against terrorism. Talks between the pair also featured high on the economic situation and the Christian presence in the...