New York, SANA
Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East John X Yazigi urged terror backers to let Syria live and stop supporting terrorism, saying” Let our people live, let Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine live…Our kids are being killed with bombs sent from abroad… Keep our children away from brainwashing minds with extremist ideologies,”
Presiding over a thanksgiving prayer at St. Nicholas Church in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday Patriarch Yazigi said that the Orient, which is the minaret to the whole world, is hurt. Instead of peace war drums are heard and instead of ending conflicts, we hear that certain militias are supported…let our call reach all humanity…our children don’t need war plans,”
He condemned the international silence towards kidnapping Metropolitan of Aleppo and Iskenderun for Greek Orthodox Bishop Paul Yazigi and Metropolitan of Aleppo for Syriac Orthodox Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim, describing this silence as a stigma that condemns those who don’t want to see
the reality of what is taking place.
He called upon the world to consider the real tragedy neutrally regardless of the private interests.