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His Holiness Aram I visits Birds’ Nest

23 July 2016

22 Jul 2016. On Friday morning, His Holiness Aram I visited the Birds’ Nest compound in Byblos, accompanied by Very Rev Housig Mardirossian, Ecumenical Officer and Director of Communications, and Rev Bedros Manuelian, the director of the Audio…

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His Holiness Aram I Receives a Delegation Representing the Catholic Relief Services

23 July 2016

21 July 2016. On Thursday morning, a high-level delegation representing the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) met with His Holiness Aram I at St Mary’s Monastery. After a presentation of the relief activities of CRS in the Middle East,…

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The Ambassador of France Visits His Holiness Aram I

23 July 2016

20 July 2016. On Wednesday morning, Catholicos Aram I received Emmanuel Bonne, the French Ambassador to Lebanon at his office at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. Ambassador Bonne was accompanied by the embassy’s political officer. During the two-hour meeting…

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The Inter-Diocesan Youth Conference of the Catholicosate of Cilicia concludes with the warning to use modern technology responsibly and constructively

20 July 2016

18 July 2016. On Saturday, the three-day conference under the spiritual guidance of His Holiness Aram I concluded its work in Antelias. Rev Bedros Manuelian opened the meeting at the “Cilicia Museum Hall.” He told the participants that…

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His Holiness Aram I Sends a Letter of Condolence to the President of France and Expresses Solidarity with the People

16 July 2016

15 July 2016. His Holiness Aram I wrote a letter of condolence to President François Hollande following the violent lorry attack in Nice during the French National Day celebration. Deploring the act of violence perpetrated on a packed…

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The Inter-Diocesan Youth Conference Begins in Antelias

16 July 2016

14 July 2016. On Thursday, the two-day Inter-Diocesan Youth Conference, organized jointly by the Youth and Audiovisual Departments of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, began at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. His Holiness Aram I welcomed the participants and said…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the authors and producers of the documentary film, “Map of Salvation”

16 July 2016

14 July Antelias. His Holiness Aram I received the Finnish historian Svante Lundgren and the film producer Manvel Saribekian, two key persons involved in the making of the documentary film on the Armenian Genocide, at his office in…

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His Holiness Aram I Praises and Congratulates the 2015-2016 Univeristy Graduates

07 July 2016

1 July 2016. On Friday evening His Holiness Aram I presided over the special celebration organized by the Association of Armenian University Alumni Association, to celebrate the graduates of 2015-2016 from Universities in Lebanon. The celebration was held…

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia Invited as Observer to the Orthodox Council Held in Crete

07 July 2016

The historic Council of Orthodox Bishops, presided by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, was held 19-26 June 2016 at the Orthodox Academy in Crete. Since 787 AD, this was the first Council of Orthodox Bishops and the Oriental Orthodox…

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Celebration of the 21st Anniversary of the Election and Consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia

06 July 2016

22 June 2016. On Sunday, the 21st anniversary of the election (21 June 1995) and consecration (1 July 1995) was celebrated at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. Rev Bessag Tepirdjian, on behalf of the recently ordained…

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Representatives of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Participate in the Executive and Central Committee (CC) Meetings of the World Council of Churches (WCC)

06 July 2016

The Executive and Central Committees of the WCC met from 21-28 June 2016 in Trondheim (Norway), focusing their discussions on the WCC’s current theme of a “pilgrimage of justice and peace.” The Very Reverend Housig Mardirossian, Ecumenical Officer,…

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"The Middle East Is of Special Importance to Armenians," Affirmed Catholicos Aram I

05 July 2016

On 22 June 2016, Maarten Pontal, a Dutch reporter who was on a fact- finding mission on behalf of the churches in the Netherlands, met with His Holiness Aram I. Speaking of the Christian presence in general, the…

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