His Beatitude Patriarch John X Received a…

His Beatitude Patriarch John X Received a Delegation From the Antiochian Parishes of Iskenderun
Balamand, January 17, 2020
His Beatitude John X Patriarch of Antioch and all the East received priests and waqfs responsibles, forming a delegation from the Antiochian parishes of Iskenderun. The meeting took place in the Patriarchal Residence in Balamand in the presence of the Patriarchal Vicar His Grace Bishop Efraim Maalouli.
The accompanying delegation conveyed to His Beatitude the greeting and love of the children of the Church of Antioch from its first cradle, the historical city of Antioch (Antakya) and its vicinity. They expressed their pride in the authenticity of faith that still stands for over two thousand years now, since the dawn of Christianity. For his part, His Beatitude expressed his pride in the faith and authenticity of the community in modern Antioch. He stressed the role and duty of the Church there in caring for its children despite all the circumstances and in all places. His Beatitude conveyed his greetings and love to all the Antakya people in the brigade and in the Diaspora through the delegation.