Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
23 October 2014. On Thursday morning, the Catholicos Aram I, accompanied by the Prelates of Tehran, Isfahan and Tabriz, visited the Embassy where he was welcomed by the Ambassador Krikor Arakelian and the Minister for Diaspora Mrs. Hranoush Hagopian. Following the official speeches of the Ambassador and the Minister of Diaspora, His Holiness Aram I said that Armenian Embassies everywhere are not only the embassies of the State of Armenia; they are also reminders of the Armenia we lost in the Genocide, and all Armenians should relate to them in that spirit. The Catholicos then praised the existing relationship between the Diocese of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and the Armenian Embassy in Iran. He then said that the Catholicosate of Cilicia will always seek to strengthen Armenia through its embassies and in its direct relations with Armenia.