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For the third day the Primates of the Orthodox Churches of the Middle East, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Mr. Theodoros II, Patriarch of Jerusalem Mr. Theofilos III and Archbishop of Cyprus Mr. Chysostomos II, and by representing also the Patriarch of Antioch Mr. Ignatius IV, had meetings with Europeans officials in Brussels in order to discuss the problem of Syria and Middle East in general.

Particularly they met Mr. J. Salafranca, coordinator of the European People’s Party to the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament and the Austrian MEP Mr. Hannes Swoboda, President of the Social Democrat Party of the the EP at the European Parliament.

They were informed by the Primates of the Orthodox Churches of the Middle East about the difficult situation of the Christians in the Middle East as result of the conflicts which take place in Syria and in the Middle East in general. The interlocutors showed a vivid interest and expressed the willingness of the European Parliament to help the smoothly persistence and living of the Christians in the Middle East into the framework of respecting human rights and religious freedom.

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