Cyprus’ Archbishop Chrysostomos II has visited Damascus where on Monday he will observe and get the latest on the Syria crisis after being invited by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, reported ANA-MPA.
Chrysostomos is to provide support to Christians and the Syrian people experiencing the civil war crisis which has been going on for five years.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as many as 400,000 people may have been killed, with over 7.6 million internally displaced and over four million refugees.
“[True] value is to stand by your brother when he has a problem,” stated Chrysostomos.
“We must isolate the extremists and stop the war.”
The Archbishop flew to Beirut and from there travelled by road to Damascus, where he was warmly welcomed at the Patriarchate of Antioch by His Beatitude John X Patriarch of Antioch.