Damascus, Syria, May 22, 2006 / 22:00 pm
Yesterday, the Apostolic Nuncio in Syria Giovanni Battista Morandini, met with the Minister of Religious Affairs Ziad al-Din al-Ayoubi on ways of developing joint cooperation between Syria and the Vatican.
For his part, the Nuncio underlined clergymen's role in spreading culture of amity and peace all over the world.
The story is reported by the Syrian-Arab news agency. The Nuncio wished to stress that Syria is a country of religious coexistence, “Everyone has ever visited or lived in Syria, definitely will know that she is the country of religions coexistence," he said, encouraging all people to visit Syria.
"When coming here they will change their ex-viewpoints and realize that they will live in peace, security and Islamic-Christian coexistence with the hospitable Syrian people," he added.