Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
On April 12th and 13th , 2018, the Religious Council, the Lay Council and the Finance and Administration body of the Lay Council of the National General Assembly held their meetings respectively in Antelias, under the supervision and auspices of His Holiness Aram I.
Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian was present at the Central Committee meeting, and presented the revitalization and rebuilding projects for the Syrian Armenian Community.
The Religious Council elected its Executive Committee as follows; Arch. Oshagan Choloyan and Bish. Meghrig Parikian as co-chairpersons, and Very Rev. Vaghinag Meloyan and Very Rev. Boghos Tinkjian as co-secretaries. The Religious Council dedicated its session to discuss, among others, projects related to ecumenism, interreligious dialogues, Christian Education, and current matters such as the inclusion of the youth in the decision making processes of the prelacies under the jurisdiction of the Catholicosate. The Finance and administration body dedicated its session to a revaluation of the previous budgets and made certain provisions for the year ahead.