Gregorious III Laham has been patriarch of the Melkite Catholic Church since 2000. A native of Syria, his official title is Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem.
In opening the annual synod of the Melkite Church taking place in Lebanon the week of June 20, the Patriarch called for prayer and fasting on the feast of Corpus Christi, June 23, for the situation in Syria, especially for Syria’s Christians. A champion of dialogue, the Patriarch also called for the organization of a national conference bringing together political and religious leaders in Lebanon.
He spoke with Doreen Abi Raad from the patriarchal residence in Rabweh, Lebanon.
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