Patriarch Yazigi pointed out in a speech that Syria, through the will of its honest citizens, will rise again and will bury all those who conspired against it, stressing that Syria’s salvation is through dialogue and political solutions.
For his part, patriarch Aphrem II stressed this holy mass is held for the sake of the return of the two abducted bishops, Paul Yazigi and John Ibrahim, and all abducted people and for the sake of restoring peace and stability to Syria.
He called on all displaced people to return to their homes and villages after security and stability were restored thanks to the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army and the blood of the martyrs.
Patriarch Aphrem asserted that today’s mass is also a message to the world stating that Syrians, Christians and Muslims, are united people.
Governor of Homs, Talal al-Barazi, pointed out to the need to affirm the unity and adherence of the Syrians for the return of the displaced people and the social fabric.