PATRIARCHAL TRADITION

Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai, left, speaks at a Mass held at al-Salib Church in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday to announce the official investiture of John Yazigi, right, as Syria’s Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Levant and Antioch. Yazigi was elected in December as the successor to late Greek Orthodox patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim, who died in December.Feb 12, 2013

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