The Catholicosate of Cilicia was present at the Blessing of the Holy Muron in St Etchmiadzin and the Pan Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee meeting

03 October 2015

26 September 2015. On Saturday, the Pan Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee met in Yerevan under the leadership of H.E. Serge Sarkissian the President of the Republic of Armenia. One of the aims of the meeting was to evaluate the activities of the year and plan the follow-up.


As His Holiness Aram I could not be at the meeting because of the commemoration of ‘100 Years of Solidarity between the People of Switzerland and Armenians’ in Switzerland, organized by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches and the Armenofas Swiss-Armenian Foundation. The Primate of Peria (Syria) Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian attended the meeting and read the message of Catholicos Aram I to the Committee, where His Holiness shared his views on post 2015 follow-up.


On Sunday 27 September 2015, during the Benediction of the Holy Muron in St. Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Aram I was represented by Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of North America and Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, the Primate of Peria (Syria).