His Holiness Aram I and Abune Matthias Patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church Hold a Working Meeting

22 July 2015

21 July 2015. Following the commemorative events of the weekend, on Tuesday morning Catholicos Aram I and Abuna Matthias held a working meeting in Antelias. The Ambassador of Ethiopia and several bishops accompanied the Patriarch; Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, Prelate of Cyprus, Very Rev. Housig Mardirossian, the Ecumenical Officer, Chancellor Khatchik Dedeyan and Trustee Mr Vahé Kalindjian participated on behalf of the Catholicosate of Cilicia.


The two hierarchs discussed issues related to the two sister churches and specific questions concerning the Ethiopian community in Lebanon. The Ethiopian community, which is not recognized as a legal entity in Lebanon, is under the sponsorship of the Catholicosate of Cilicia on legal and pastoral matters.