His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II received Sheikh Sami Merhi

14/4/14

On April 11, 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II received Sheikh Sami Merhi, Chairman of the Muwahdeen Druze Community in North America at the headquarters of the archdiocese. Mr. Merhi is the Secretary of the Standing Conference of Christian and Muslim Leaders in North America, of which His Holiness is a member.

“We congratulate His Holiness for his election to the Patriarchate of Antioch and we commend his affirmation that the Patriarchate See remains in Damascus,” said Mr. Merhi. “Christianity is the heart of the Middle East and one cannot remove the heart from its body” he added.

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