His Holiness Aram I in Cairo

21 March 2015

19 March 2015. His Holiness Aram I left for Cairo yesterday to meet with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church and His Holiness Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

The three Oriental Orthodox Hierarchs of the Middle East, who meet annually to deepen theological understandings and encourage exchange programmes between the seminaries, will discuss issues in the region affecting their communities and explore possible ways of cooperation.

A Standing Committee appointed by the Churches prepared the agenda of the meetings. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of Tehran and Very Rev. Housig Mardirossian, the Ecumenical officer, represented the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia on the Committee.