Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Visits the Christian Village of Saidnaya

  Prakash Varghese - (Delegate of UAE, Gulf, and Levant) OCP News Service -26/12/16 Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his family visited the historic Christian village of Saidnaya, reports Al-Masdar News. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad visits Christian town of Maaloula The visit was made on 25th of December (Western Christmas day). President Assad and his family toured the village along ...

Five Christian Patriarchs Meet With US President : Obama states that Syrian President Assad protected Christians

12/9/14 - READ - Obama: Assad “protected” Christians in Syria: Washington - For the first time in history, five Christian Patriarchs representing Christian communities in the Middle East visited the White House to discuss the protection of Christians in the Middle East with President Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice. In Defense of Christians President Toufic ...

Bombs planted in confessional box of Syrian church

Colin Freeman - 17/10/13 Patriarch Gregorios III, Syria's most senior Christian leader, says bombs were   found at ancient Cathedral of Constantine and Helen in rebel-held town of   Yabroud. Bombs have been planted in the confessional box of one of the world's oldest   churches in a Syrian   town hailed as the country's last remaining centre of religious tolerance,   ...

Defence minister one of few Christians in army

The Irish Times 19/7/2012 GEN DAOUD Rajha, one of the high-ranking regime officials killed in yesterday’s bombing in Damascus, was a Greek Orthodox Christian and artillery specialist. He rose to be chief of staff of the Syrian army and ultimately defence minister in the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Rajha was born in Damascus in 1947. He was an ...

Easter cancelled in Syria

By Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent 21/4/2011 Good Friday and other Easter processions and festivals have been cancelled across Syria as street unrest boils over into violence. The country's Christian population has been forced to abandon its usually colourful and exuberant commemorations because of the number of "martyrs" who have died and the "bad situation", a senior church ...