Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
Upon the request of His Holiness Aram I, Hrair and Maggy Soghomonian, residents of the United Arab Emirates, donated one-and-a-half million U.S. dollars for the construction of a new building at the seminary in Bikfaya. In his letter of appreciation, His Holiness wrote, “We are greatly moved by your generous bequest and its powerful acknowledgement of your strong belief in the vocation and commitment of the Holy See of Cilicia to serve our people wherever they might be.”
Catholicos Aram I then thanked the couple not only for the current donation, but also for their leadership in the region and the construction of the new church in Abu Dhabi.
The new building will include 40 dormitories for the clergy and a large water reservoir.