Monday, 4 November 2013

Catholic Deacon Helps to Bring Voice of Syrian Christians to UK

Patriarch Gregorios with Deacon Richard Downer and Fr Dominic Robinson SJ
Deacon Richard Downer who is a Melkite Greek-Catholic Deacon living in A&B Diocese was recently instrumental in arranging for the visit in October of Melkite Patriarch Gregorios III to the UK. He is President of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops in Syria.

He came at the special invitation of Aid to the Church in Need to speak about the situation of Christians in the Middle East and especially Syria which is his home, living as he does in Damascus on Straight Street which St Paul walked down nearly 2,000 years ago. The Patriarch made a presentation in Westminster Cathedral Hall which you can see on the ACN website as well as meeting government ministers and others.

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