DAMASCUS, (SANA)-Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and All the East for Roman Orthodox in Syria on Wednesday underlined that Syria is the cradle of Christianity, saying ‘the Bible was written by the Syrian Aramaic language.’
“Syria lives a pioneering national unity among citizens of Islamic and Christian religions,” Patriarch Hazim added in a meeting with England’s Canterbury Archbishop Rowan Williams and an accompanying delegation, calling for the achievement of just and comprehensive peace in the region.
Archbishop Williams expressed admiration of tolerance spirit, amity and progress Syria enjoys.
Patriarch Hazim later held an Iftar banquet in honor of the visiting delegation. Ministers of Islamic Endowments, Industry, and Syria’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Badr al-Din Hassoun attended the banquet