Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
On Thursday morning, July 18th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I commended the accomplishments of In Defense of Christians (IDC) team in Washington in his speech addressing Toufiq Baaklini, president and chair of IDC.
On the previous day, by the initiative of In Defense of Christians, an ecumenical prayer service was held at the US Capitol for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of Eastern Prelacy, and Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of Western Prelacy, participated at the event on behalf of the Catholicosate of Cilicia.
On the evening of the same day, a one-day meeting was held for the freedom of conscious organized by the US Ministry of the Foreign Affairs.