On Christmas morning, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral on Christmas. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs.
The Holy Qurobo was attended by many dignitaries and representatives of Muslim religious leaders in Damascus.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the joy that Christmas brings to us and how the birth of Christ changes the world forever.
He also greeted all those who work for the good of humanity, particularly he mentioned the Syrian crisis and all those who contribute to the peaceful resolution.