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Patriarch of Antioch received delegation, discussed reconstruction and relief efforts in Antioch

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch received a delegation from Antioch, including Archimandrite Paulus Orduloglu, his Vicar in Antioch, Fadi Hurigil, the president of the association, and architect Buse Ceren Gul, at the Patriarchal Headquarters in Balamand, Lebanon.

The Patriarch was briefed by the delegation on the general situation and on the reconstruction and relief efforts in Antioch and the surrounding areas following the earthquake on 6 February 2023.

The Patriarch closely examined the progress regarding the removal of debris and the reconstruction of the Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul in Antioch, including plans and permits.

He emphasised that the Cathedral of the Apostles had been and would remain the historical heart of the Church of Antioch and All the East, and that its reconstruction was entrusted for the Christian presence deeply rooted in the East.

Source: Patriarchate of Antioch