Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
24 March 2014 - On Monday President Serge Sarkissian called Catholicos Aram I asking for information about the bombing and militia attacks from Turkey on Friday and Saturday on the Armenian town of Kessab and its surrounding villages.
The President promised the Catholicos to appeal to all political entities in order to protect the unarmed Armenian population of Kessab. He also promised to help the displaced population temporarily settled in the Armenian Church and school of the port-city Latakia.
On the same day, His Holiness Karekin II called to share his concern about the events and the displaced population of Kessab and promised his assistance. The two Catholicoi then decided to remain in continuous contact.