Patriarch John of Antioch received a phone call from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who conveyed the condolences and affection from the children of the Church of Constantinople as show solidarity with the Antiochian Church and with Beirut, especially after the catastrophic explosion.

In his turn, His Beatitude expressed his appreciation for the evident brotherly love shown by His All-Holiness in this catastrophe, as he praised the historical and dogmatic relationship between the Church of Antioch and the Church of Constantinople.