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Christian denominations in Syria celebrated Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, the messenger of love and peace, on Monday by holding masses and prayers in churches.
Prayers and masses were held in a number of provinces, including Lattakia, Sweida and Hasaka, highlighting the values of love, tolerance and peace that Jesus Christ brought to humanity and praying for God for security and stability to prevail over all Syrian territory.
Aleppo locals are celebrating the 1st anniversary of defeating terrorism which coincides with Christmas celebrations through lighting up Christmas trees at the main squares and the houses announcing the return of peace and security to the city, and praying for the return of peace to every inch of the homeland.
On the occasion of Christmas and New Year, Hmeimim-based Russian Coordination Center distributed on Friday school bags, stationery and milk to the children of the martyrs in Ghassan Zwan School and those of the Russian community in Lattakia and its countryside.
Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Joseph Absi participated in the prayer along with a number of heads and representatives of Christian denominations in Damascus and the Ambassador of the Vatican in Damascus Cardinal Mario Zenari.
In a statement read on behalf of the heads of the Christian denominations in Damascus on what is happening in Palestine, Patriarch Aphram II said the US President’s decision over al-Quds is unjust and contrary to UN resolutions… … …