Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
22 January 2015. On Thursday his Holiness Aram I met with the two Armenian Primates in Syria, Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, from the Catholicosate of Cilicia and Archbishop Bedros Miriatian, from the Armenian Catholic Church. They briefed the Catholicos on their joint activities in responding to the material needs of the Armenian community and discussed their concerns.
After hearing their reports, His Holiness thanked them and expressed his appreciation for their efforts in gathering the community around their churches and providing spiritual and humanitarian support. He also asked them to transmit his blessings to the members of the Committee assisting them. He then suggested that they keep the wider Armenian community informed of their humanitarian activities, whenever possible, and spoke of the historical importance of the presence of Armenians in Syria, promising the support of the Catholicosate of Cilicia in its revival and reorganization.