Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
14 July 2016. On Thursday, the two-day Inter-Diocesan Youth Conference, organized jointly by the Youth and Audiovisual Departments of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, began at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya.
His Holiness Aram I welcomed the participants and said that the Catholicosate considers the youth as important contributors to Armenian communities everywhere, and urged them to support the Church in its vocation to safeguard Armenian identity. Referring to the agenda of the conference, the Catholicos highlighted the item, “The role of social media and Armenian youth”; he said that discussions should focus on responsible and constructive use of this technology for the benefit of community building and for sharing the spirituality of the Church.
The day concluded with a guided visit to the newly renovated St Mary’s Monastery and Seminary and to the recently erected 100th Anniversary Genocide Memorial monuments.