His Holiness Aram I meets the local leadership and the religious leaders of Aleppo

11 January 2017

During the two-day visit, Catholicos Aram I received political representatives, heads of religious communities of the city, and the director of Aleppo University, as well as a delegation representing its faculty.


They all welcomed him and expressed their appreciation for his tireless commitment to Christian-Muslim dialogue and his emphasis on Christians being an integral part of the fabric of Middle East societies.


His Holiness Aram I also visited the Armenian Catholic Church, where he was welcomed by the Most Reverend Archbishop Bedros Miriatian, and the Protestant Church, where he was welcomed by Rev Haroutune Selimian. In both churches the members of the community received the Catholicos with flowers and thanked him for the visit, which they assured him has inspired hope.