Lukáš Parízek Receives His Blessedness Yousef Absi

Lukáš Parízek Receives His Blessedness Yousef Absi

2.8.2019 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

His Blessedness, Yousef Absi, Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church of Antioch and the Middle East, paid his first visit to the Slovak Republic during these days.


During today’s (August 2, 2019) meeting with Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the Patriarch explained the situation and the uneasy position of Christians in the Middle East, particularly with regards to the ongoing conflict in Syria. The parties agreed that the international community must continue to pay increased attention to the position of Christians not only in the Middle East region but all over the world.


Lukáš Parízek assured the Patriarch that the Slovak Republic supports the freedom of faith, tolerance and the cooperation of people with different religions all over the world on behalf of maintaining peace.