Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
Under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I, the Lay Council of the Central Council held its meeting on October 30th, 2019, at the Catholicosate and discussed the following topics: property and construction, finance and administration, the Armenian district in Fanar, project Byblos, the “Nor Cilicia” Village in the Republic of Artsakh, issues concerning the prelacies and the Catholicosate.
Following this meeting and the Religious Council’s meeting on October 29th, the Joint Assembly convened on October 31st, presided over by the Catholicos, and discussed matters concerning the reorganization of the prelacies, revitalization of the Syrian Armenian community, the lawsuit for the return of the Catholicosate’s historical seat in Sis, cooperation with the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, Armenia and Artsakh and the 25th anniversary ceremonies of His Holiness Aram I’s consecration and ordination as Catholicos.
Following the proceedings and discussions, His Holiness delivered his remarks and re-emphasized the followings: