The Prince of Wales visited East Acton to learn about the problems Christians from the Middle East face.
Prince Charles met worshippers of the Syriac Orthodox Church in St.Thomas Cathedral, whose followers are spread across southern Turkey, Syria, Jordan, parts of India, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine, yesterday(December 17).
The royal representative heard stories about how the Syrian community are desperate for conflict in their homeland to end and was accompanied by Prince Ghazi of Jordan and the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, throughout the day.
The Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa, said: “It was a great pleasure to meet the Prince of Wales at the Syriac Orthodox Church yesterday, where the Syriac Christian community shared their experiences with us and raised issued concerning their safety.
“I strongly feel that in this day and age every religion or community should be allowed to practice their beliefs in any part of the universe and I think it’s an absolute shame that certain areas forbid people from practicing their beliefs.”
Picture credit: Firas Akrawi