His Holiness Aram I receives the Patriarchs and Representatives arriving for the Blessing of the Holy Muron

17 July 2015

On Friday, until late in the evening, patriarchs, spiritual heads, general secretaries and representatives of ecumenical organizations, and other guests continued to arrive in Beirut from abroad.


During the day His Holiness Aram I held private meetings with the following hierarchs and representatives:

Abuna Mathias I, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, His Excellency Cardinal Kurt Koch, representing His Holiness Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church,

His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, the Archbishop of Cyprus, His Holiness Baselios MarThoma Paulose II, Malankara Orthodox Church of India, His Beatitude Pope Tawadros II, Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.


During the meetings, His Holiness Aram I and the hierarchs discussed Church relationships, and the guests congratulated the Catholicos on the occasion of the blessing of the Holy Muron on the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Armenian Genocide, and they expressed their solidarity with Armenians in their cause.