The Bishop Demetrios of Safita met today with the Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte.
His Grace was visiting Bulgaria and at the feast of St. George he served the Holy Liturgy in Bachkovo Monastery. Bishop Demetrios conveyed the greetings, sincere good wishes and cordial friendship of his Holiness Patriarch John X and Holy Synod of the Antiohian Patriarchate. He expressed his joy from his meeting with the Patriarch after he recalled the previous time they met in 2013. Bishop Demetrios asked Patriarch Neophyte to pray for the Orthodox Christians in Syria, as well as for the Antiohian Church.
His Grace announced that in early June the Serbian Patriarch would visit Lebanon and Syria and he invited Patriarch Neophyte to also make a peaceful visit to the ancient Patriarchate.
Patriarch Neophyte wished much peace, health and joy to Bishop Demetrios and the whole Antiohian Church and he also sent greetings to his Holiness Patriarch John X.