Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
30 April 2016. On Thursday His Holiness Aram I received Bishop Atle Sommerfeldt of the Diocese of Borg. The Bishop was on an information-gathering visit on refugees, on behalf of his Church. Very Rev. Housig Mardirossian, the Ecumenical officer of the Catholicosate, was also present at the meeting.
His Holiness Aram I described the situation in the Middle East, and then told the bishop that Christian refugees from Syria are being assisted by their respective local churches in Lebanon in cooperation with community social organizations. Discussions then focussed on the post-100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Armenian communities in the Middle East, the aggression in Karabagh by Azerbaijan in April and Presidential elections in Lebanon.