Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
Today in a personal letter to His Holiness Pope Francis, Catholicos Aram I wished him “a good convalescence and speedy recovery” from a surgery that the Pope underwent yesterday.
Referring to the meeting of the Christian spiritual leaders In Vatican on 1st July, His Holiness Aram described it as a “landmark event”. He said: “It gave a concrete manifestation to Christian unity; it provided a unique opportunity to share with You and the authorities of Vatican the suffering of Lebanese people; it drew the attention of the world community to the crucial urgency of helping Lebanon as it faces a profound socio-economic crisis; finally, it challenged the political leadership of Lebanon to take tangible steps to respond to the needs and expectations of people.”