Lahham: Let’s all be peacemakers in 2017!

Patriarch of Antioch, Levant, Alexandria and Jerusalem for Greek Melkite Catholics, Gregory III Lahham, hoped that the New Year would be one of peace, solidarity and cooperation.

“Let us all be peacemakers in 2017,” he said, speaking from the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Lahham considered that the ceasefire in Syria has sent out a signal of hope.

“By praying and eliminating violence from our hearts, words and behavior, we can build a world free of enmity,” he concluded, raising prayers to the Lord to grant peace and prosperity to the world at large.