Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
The clergy continue to share the concerns of churches in the region and build ecumenical relations by representing the Catholicosate at special events.
Rev. Housig Mardirossian, the Ecumenical Officer, attended the 25th Anniversary celebrations of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Middle East. He presented His Holiness Aram I’s greetings to Patriarch Laham and his message to the bishops, inviting them to strengthen ecumenical relations in the region.
Bishop Norayr Ashekian transmitted the condolences of Catholicos Aram I to the Coptic Bishop of Lebanon for the decapitation of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by Muslim fundamentalists.
Archbishop Shahé Panossian, Prelate of Lebanon, represented His Holiness Aram I at the special event organized by the Syriac Catholic Church, launching the 100th anniversary commemorative activities of the massacre of their faithful by Turkey. On behalf of the Catholicos, he expressed the solidarity of the Armenian people with the Syriac Church against this inhuman crime.