MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the statement, the Pope’s delegate, Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, visited Aleppo from January 18 to January 23 and was accompanied by Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, Cardinal Mario Zenari.
The Vatican delegation also took part in an ecumenical prayer service organized on occasion of the week of Prayer for Christian Unity, according to the statement.
During the visit, the delegates stressed a growing need for the provision of humanitarian assistance to all the population of Syria.
A nationwide ceasefire between Syrian government troops and several opposition factions came into being at midnight local time on December 30 (22:00 GMT on December 29). Russia, Turkey and Iran serve as guarantors of the deal which paves the way for negotiations between the warring parties.