The ROC will help to rebuild Syria and to return refugees home, the Patriarch said

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotoreceptori of Astana and Kazakhstan, Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomna Yuvenaly, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and Metropolitan of Tokyo and all Japan Daniel at the opening of the hierarchical Council of the ROC in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in MoscowThe ROC will help to rebuild Syria and to return refugees home, the Patriarch said© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Russian Orthodox Church will participate in the postwar reconstruction of Syria, providing «all possible assistance» in the restoration of churches and housing in the country, but also will promote the return of refugees, said Wednesday the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.

«It is time to think seriously about resolving the challenges that Syria will face after the peace. The critical issue is the creation of conditions for safe living of the Christians, the return of refugees, in need of restoration of destroyed churches, infrastructure and housing. The Russian Church will fully support this process,» — said the Patriarch.

Earlier, the Patriarch thanked the Russian foreign Ministry and the authorities for the protection of Syrians from destruction and noted that the Russian Orthodox Church was the Antioch Orthodox Church, which has historically been located in Damascus. «Including financially contribute to the organisation of humanitarian convoys», — said the Hierarch.

The delegation of the Church of Antioch arrives in Moscow for the celebrations dedicated to the centenary of the restoration of Patriarchate in Russia.

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The ROC will help to rebuild Syria and to return refugees home, the Patriarch said© RIA Novosti, RIA Illustration to Novoshepelychi in photobacteria before and after the outbreak of hostilities

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