Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
On Friday, December 8, 2017, the World National General Assembly concluded its proceedings. After reading and voting on the resolutions of the Assembly and receiving suggestions for the coming 4 years, new members for Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Council were elected.
In the closing remarks, His Holiness addressed the Assembly to state that the newly elected councils will perform in utmost commitment to their obligations. The issues raised in the Assembly will serve to have more target-oriented efforts and programs. He reminded the Assembly that the projects that these newly elected councils will work on are not limited to the Armenian Church, but are for the Armenian People around the globe, for this Catholicosate-prelacies relationships should be renewed to become more involving. His Holiness reminded the importance of our continuous support to the Syrian Armenians, which are going to continue through planned programs. As for Armenia-Diaspora cooperation, His Holiness stressed that the Armenian Diaspora should be actively involved in the Republic on Armenia and be present on decision making stances.
His Holiness Aram I concluded his remarks, stating that the councils will continue the mission with renewed hope and vision, which underlines empowerment of our motherland, church and the people everywhere. For this he invited every single Armenian to be involved in this process.