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ASIA/LEBANON - Unprecedented summit between the Patriarchs of the Churches of Syriac tradition

ASIALEBANON Unprecedented summit between the Patriarchs of the Churches of Syriac traditionAtchaneh (Agenzia Fides) - An unprecedented and in some respects historic meeting between the leaders of the Churches of the Syriac tradition, to discuss and reflect together on the emergencies and problems faced by Christian communities in the Middle East, in the light of the common spiritual heritage and of the teaching of the Fathers of the Church. This is the only ecclesial meeting convened today, Friday, December 16, at Atchaneh (Lebanon), at the headquarters of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate. The meeting, convened by the Syriac-Orthodox Patriarch Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, sees the participation, among others, of the Syriac-Catholic Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan, the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Ra├», the Assyrian Patriarch Mar Awa III and the Chaldean Patriarch Luis Raphael Sako. 
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