Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
21 January 2017. On Saturday morning, Stuart McMillan, President of the United Church in Australia, and his delegation met with His Holiness Aram I. Rev Meguerditch Karagueuzian, President of the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East, was also among the guests.
After an overview of the state of Christianity today and common concerns of the Churches, they discussed Christian presence in the Middle East and current challenges. At the end of their discussion, His Holiness spoke of the need to strengthen inter-Christian cooperation among the Churches in the region and the urgent need for closer relations between Christians in the Middle East and those in the West. Catholicos Aram I and President McMillan agreed to work on strengthening relations between the Australian Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches.