2017-02-09 10:23:00

Prayer service for peace in Syria held in Damascus

Damascus, February 9, Interfax - A prayer service for peace in Syria was held in St. Ignatius Church, which is the representation of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Moscow Patriarchate's representative to the Antiochian Patriarch Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov) told Interfax.

Parishioners of the church and members of the Orthodox parish in Damascus prayed at the service.

"State Duma deputy Sergey Gavrilov helped the priest during the service," Hegumen Arseny said.

The delegation of the State Duma MPs, members of the parliamentary group for friendship between Syria and Russia, visit the Syrian Arabic Republic these days.