Patriarch John X meets His Highness Sayyid Fahd…
Patriarch John X meets His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs
Muscat, May 29, 2022
His Beatitude Patriarch John X, Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East visited His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs.
The meeting was attended by His Excellency Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, foreign minister of Oman, His Excellency Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Salmi, Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, along with His Eminence Metropolitan Ghattas Hazim (Archdiocese of Baghdad, Kuwait and Dependencies), Metropolitan Efraim Maalouli (Archdiocese of Aleppo, Alexandretta and Dependencies), and Archimandrite Dimitri Mansour.
His Highness welcomed His Beatitude and the accompanying delegation and affirmed that the Sultanate was and will remain a platform for tolerance and brotherhood, and he emphasized the good relationship with the Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East, stressing the Sultanate's approach to the need of building bridges of communication and openness as a way to the advancement of human and societies.
During the meeting, His Beatitude expressed his appreciation to the Sultanate of Oman for the facilities it provided and is still providing to the children of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, praising the values of tolerance, openness and love in the Sultanate. He also appreciated the facilities offered to build the church in Muscat. His Beatitude wished Oman and the community continued progress and prosperity. He also emphasized the values of citizenship and coexistence with other constituencies.