DCSIMG

Greek Orthodox Church enthrones new patriarch

Syria’s Greek Orthodox Church enthroned a new patriarch during a ceremonial mass in Damascus yesterday.

John Yazigi, 57, replaces Ignatius Hazim as the Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. Hazim died in December.

Christians represent about five per cent of the population in Syria.

 
 
 

Back to the top of the page