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Towards a stronger Armenia

24 September 2016

  The current press release is a summary of the message His Holiness Aram I delivered at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral during the Special Prayer Service celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Armenia, on…

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His Holiness Aram I and the President of Karabagh, Pako Sahakian, honoured by the President of Armenia, Serge Sarkissian

23 September 2016

21 September 2016. On Wednesday morning, celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Armenia began with a military parade, followed by a meeting of the Armenia-Diaspora Pan Armenian Council.   During the opening speech, President Serge…

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His Holiness Aram I Leaves for Armenia to Attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Its Independence

20 September 2016

19 September 2016. On Monday evening, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I left for Armenia, in response to the invitation of the President of Armenia, HE Serge Sarkissian, to take part in the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of…

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“The expansion of extremism is threatening religiously pluralist societies,” His Holiness tells the King of Jordan

13 September 2016

  7 September 2016. On Wednesday noon the Heads of Churches of the Middle East met with His Royal Highness King Abdullah of Jordan at his palace. After a brief formal reception, the Patriarchs were the guests for…

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The Historical Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) in Jordan

10 September 2016

6 September 2016. The 11th Assembly of the MECC held its opening prayers in Amman with the participation of the Hierarchs of all the member churches, official representatives and ecumenical guests. During the first session, the Assembly heard…

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His Holiness Aram I Continues to Monitor the Situation of Armenians in Syria  

10 September 2016

  4 September 2016. On Sunday morning His Holiness Aram I met with Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Peria (Syria). The Archbishop updated the Catholicos on the recent escalation of violence in Aleppo and the organization of humanitarian…

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His Holiness Aram I and His Delegation Attend the General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC)

06 September 2016

5 September 2016. On Monday morning, His Holiness Aram I and his delegation left for Amman to attend the Assembly of the MECC. Catholicos Aram I, who is one of the four Presidents of the Council representing the…

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His Holiness Aram I Receives the Former Minister of State Ibrahim Shamseddine

05 September 2016

2 September 2016. On Friday, His Holiness Aram I received former Minister of State Ibrahim Shamseddine, the son of deceased President of the Higher Shia Counsel, Imam Mohammed Mehdi Shamseddine, in his office at St Mary’s Monastery in…

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His Holiness Aram I appoints Rev Boghos Tinkdjian Dean of the Seminary

02 September 2016

1 September 2016. His Holiness Aram I, through a Pontifical Letter appointed Rev Boghos Tinkdian Dean of the Seminary of the Catholicosate. Rev Tinkdjian, is a graduate of Fuller Seminary in Los Angeles with Master of Arts degree…

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia at the Global Communication Network Consultation in Armenia

01 September 2016

31 August 2016. The Catholicosate of Cilicia was invited to attend the consultation on Global Communication Network held 25-26 August in Yerevan, Armenia. Organized by the Ministry of Diaspora of Armenia and the Yerevan State University, the consultation…

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Summer Weekly Workshops for Clergy on Contemporary Armenian issues in Antelias

30 August 2016

26 August 2016. During the weekly summer workshops, the clergy meet to discuss church and society issues affecting Armenians in the homeland and the diaspora. Participants present their research on these issues, providing space for discussion and helping…

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His Holiness Aram I continues consultations on the situation in Syria

23 August 2016

Following his meeting with Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria, Catholicos Aram I met with representatives of organizations providing humanitarian assistance to the region and urged them to continue their support.His Holiness also met with Ms…

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