Yohanna X meets Polish President, calls for peaceful political solution in the region

NNA – Greek Orthodox Patriarch, Yohanna X, met on Wednesday with Polish President, Andrzej Duda, at the presidential palace in Warsaw, within the framework of his visit to Poland.

The meeting focused on the role of the Polish church in conveying a vivid picture of what’s been happening in the Middle East and Syria in particular.

Yohanna X emphasized the importance of finding a peaceful political solution for the simmering situation in the region.

“We are counting on the role that countries and governments could play,” he added, stressing the importance of the Christian presence in the Middle East.

The patriarch also denounced terrorist acts that contradict with the principle of coexistence in the region, not to mention the abduction of Aleppo bishops for more than three years amid international silence.

For his part, the Polish President clarified that Poland was endeavoring to find a peaceful political solution to the Syrian crisis and to help Lebanon, which has been great support to Syrian refugees