LEBANESE PATRIARCH LAHHAM HOPES ARAB LEAGUE WOULD RECOVER, EGYPT TO RESTORE ITS ROLE

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem for Melkite Catholics, Gregory III Lahham, expressed hope, on Saturday, that, “Egypt would regain its leading role, in resolving crises and putting an end to wars, and that the Arab League would recover, in the new year, to be amongst other peacemakers and re-conciliatory states.”

It is to note that the Patriarch will be heading to Egypt, upcoming Dec 22, on his annual pastoral visit to the Patriarchate of Alexandria, Egypt and Sudan, marking the occasion of Christmas.

Lahham also recalled during this holy season, “wounded Aleppo,” describing it as, “the second capital, after Damascus,” in light of its important historical and religious heritage.

He jubilantly prayed for the return of peace to its boundaries, since it “constitutes a symbol of peace with all its components.”

The Patriarch concluded by hoping that, “obstacles would be overcome between the warring states, to be replaced by reconciliation, in order to bring about the desired peace.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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