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His Holiness Aram I extends his wishes to the injured Lebanese soldiers for their quick recovery

22 August 2017

  On August 21, 2017, in the name of His Holiness Aram I, Rev. Bedros Manuelian, the head of the Information and Communication Department, and Staff Bearer Monk, Ardavazt Sharoyan, visited the injured soldiers of the Lebanese Army, who…

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His Holiness Catholicos Aram I receives a delegation representing the Speaker of Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri

22 August 2017

On the morning of August 21, 2017, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I received two representatives of Mr Berri at St. Mary’s monastery in Bikfaya. The delegation extended an official invitation to His Holiness to attend the commemoration of…

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U.S. State Department’s Religious Freedom Report Refers the Lawsuit of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia Demanding the Return of the Catholicosate in Sis

18 August 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on August 15 presented the State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom. Referring to the properties seized from the religious minorities by the Turkish government in previous decades, the report says…

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His Holiness Aram I received members of the Legal Team of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Case against Turkey

08 August 2017

  On Friday, at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, His Holiness Aram I met with two members of the legal team, barrister Cem Sofuoglu and Dr Nora Bayrakdarian, to assess the current political situation in Turkey and identify…

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His Holiness Aram I calls on university graduates to “lead the Armenian community towards new horizons”  

31 July 2017

  27 July 2017. On Thursday evening, His Holiness Aram I honoured Armenian youth who have recently graduated from universities in Lebanon with a dinner at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya.   The Armenian Church University Students Association…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the newly elected Prelate and President of the Church Council of Greece

31 July 2017

Antelias. 27 July 2017. On Thursday morning, His Holiness Aram I received Archbishop Kegham Khatcherian, the Prelate, and Mr Boghos Cholakian, the Chairman of the Church Council, in this office at St Mary’s Monastery. During the working session…

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Our children should be formed by the spiritual and moral values of the Church, stated His Holiness Aram I

22 July 2017

20 July 2017. On Thursday morning, His Holiness Aram I met the students attending the Summer Bible School on the courtyard of the Catholicosate at Antelias. He explained the purpose of the Bible School and spoke to the…

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His Holiness Aram I is interviewed by Egyptian Television

22 July 2017

21 July 2017. During the past week, His Holiness Aram I was interviewed on three interviews separate occasions by the Coptic Orthodox Church Egyptian Television Channel. The Catholicos was asked to speak about the Armenian Orthodox Church, ecumenical…

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The Catholicosate Of Cilicia Participates in the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Chian Mai, Thailand

21 July 2017

Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of Tehran and member of the Executive Committee of CCA, attended the anniversary conference entitled: “Towards Revitalizing the Ecumenical Movement in Asia.” During the deliberative sessions, Archbishop Sebouh moderated the session entitled “The Ecumenical…

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The Consultation on the Armenian Diaspora and its changing self-understanding continues at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya

19 July 2017

12 July 2017. On the second day of the event, the consultation began with a presentation on and discussion of “identity and genocide; recognition and reparation.” The panel members were: Hovsep Der Kevorkian (France), Sevak Hagopian (Lebanon) and…

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A Groundbreaking Consultation on The New Armenian Diaspora and its Self- Understanding is held at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya  

17 July 2017

11-13 July 2017. The meeting began on Tuesday with the participation of Mrs Heranoush Hagopian, Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia, and over 30 scholars from Armenia and the diaspora, representing different disciplines, countries, ages and…

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Seeking a new relevant self-understanding of being Armenian in the diaspora is an utmost priority, Said His Holiness Aram I

11 July 2017

  His Holiness Aram I is bringing together a small group of men and women to analyse and discuss the changing landscape of Armenian communities in the diaspora. The participants represent different ages, experience and academic backgrounds.  …

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