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His Holiness Appeals for immediate help for Armenians in Aleppo

18 January 2017

  On the occasion of his pastoral visit to Aleppo on Armenian Christmas, His Holiness Aram I appealed to all Armenians to act urgently to help the historical Armenian community in Aleppo to recover and rise again.  …

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The Standing Committees of the National Executive Council of the Catholicosate of Cilicia begin their deliberations in Antelias

18 January 2017

His Holiness Aram I will be presiding over the meetings of the Religious Council and the Council of Laity to discus the life and work of the Church. The Religious Council will discuss the mission of the Church…

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His Holiness receives The Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon

16 January 2017

14 April 2017. On Saturday, His Holiness received Ambassador Samuel Mekertichian in his office. During the meeting, they discussed the recent pastoral visit of His Holiness to Aleppo and the situation in Karabagh, especially the incidents on the…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Armenian Catholic Patriarch and his delegation

16 January 2017

14 January 2017. On Saturday morning, the Armenian Catholic Patriarch Krikor Bedros XX Gabroyan, accompanied by four senior clergy met with Catholicos Aram I at his Office. Archbishops Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of the Diocese of Tehran, Shahan Sarkissian,…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Apostolic Delegate of the Vatican to Lebanon

16 January 2017

13 January 2017. On Friday morning, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, the Apostolic Delegate representing Pope Francis, personally delivered the Pope’s New Year Letter to Catholicos Aram I.   His Holiness and the archbishop discussed recent developments in Lebanon…

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His Holiness Aram I sends a letter of condolence to Hassan Rouhani, President Islamic Republic of Iran

13 January 2017

His Holiness Aram I wrote to President Rouhani, expressing his condolences on the death of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former President of Iran. In his letter the Catholicos also mentioned his two meetings with the former president and…

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His Holiness Aram I meets the local leadership and the religious leaders of Aleppo

11 January 2017

During the two-day visit, Catholicos Aram I received political representatives, heads of religious communities of the city, and the director of Aleppo University, as well as a delegation representing its faculty.   They all welcomed him and expressed…

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His Holiness Aram I celebrates Christmas Liturgy with the Armenian Community in Aleppo

10 January 2017

6 January 2016. His Holiness Aram I celebrated the Christmas Liturgy at the Holy Mother of God Church, assisted on the altar by Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, the Diocesan Bishop, and Bishop Norayr Ashekian, a member of the brotherhood…

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His Holiness Aram I’s visit gives hope to the Armenian Community in Aleppo

10 January 2017

5 January 1017. On Thursday, Christmas Eve, His Holiness Aram I arrived in Aleppo to celebrate the Incarnation of Jesus Christ with the Armenian community who have stayed in Aleppo despite the conflict. He entered the city accompanied…

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The Feast of St Stephan the Proto Deacon

30 December 2016

25 December 2016. On Sunday morning, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, celebrating the feast of St Stephen, the martyr proto deacon, which is also the observance of…

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His Holiness Aram I received Dikran Kevorkian, the Ambassador of Armenia in Aleppo

30 December 2016

26 December 2016. On Monday Ambassador Dikran Kevorkian briefed his Holiness on the recent developments in Aleppo. The Catholicos praised the ambassador’s decision to remain in Aleppo and his efforts to aid the spiritual and lay leadership of…

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His Holiness Aram I arrives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

28 December 2016

21 December 2016. On his way back from Iran, His Holiness Aram I arrived in the UAE for a brief pastoral visit. Very Rev Misrob Sarkissian, Pontifical Vicar for the UAE and Qatar, Mr Hrayr Soghomonian, member of…

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