Russian Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian people, and the Russian state, which provides Syria with great support in all its regions for the sake of peace, the destruction of terrorism and all kinds of murder and captivity, "he said, adding:"I would especially like to mention His Holiness, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, and the Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian people, the Russian state, which provides Syria with huge support in all its regions for the sake of peace, the destruction of terrorism and all kinds of murder and captivity." These words of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East conclude the documentary film of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk "The Church of Antioch", shown on the TV channel" Culture " on April 29, 2021.
The film, which was funded by the Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage, tells about the long and tragic history of the Church of Antioch, about the current situation of Christians in Syria and Lebanon, about the relationship between the Antioch and Russian Orthodox Churches, about the war in Syria and the decisive contribution that Russia made to the victory over terrorists.
In an interview given specifically for the film, His Beatitude Patriarch John X also says :" For the Church in difficult times, the main goal has always been to strengthen and support its faithful sons-Orthodox Christians. She always tried to encourage them to stay in their own temples, not to leave their native region. We are making every effort to spread and introduce a culture of dialogue and peaceful coexistence. Now the Church <...> is engaged in the reconstruction of churches, the restoration of church organizations, schools, hospitals, the construction of houses that were destroyed in various areas, so that those who were forced to flee or temporarily displaced could return home."