Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
From January 26th to February 1st, 2019, the 16th Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches was held in the Vatican. Bishop Magar Ashkarian and V. Rev. Boghos Tinkjian represented the Catholicosate of Cilicia at the Dialogue.
Participants discussed marriage, divorce, and mixed marriage, both in their historical context and as they impact church relations today. The participants met with Pope Francis, who commended the commission and expressed his endorsement of the Dialogue.