The Ambassador of Canada visits His Holiness Aram I

03 March 2014

On Tuesday 24 February 2014, Ambassador Hilary Childs-Adams, accompanied by the Trade and Economic Affairs Attaché of the Embassy Jean-Philippe Tashjian, visited Catholicos Aram I.


His Holiness described the history of the Catholicosate and its mission in the Diaspora, the contribution of the Armenian community to the politics of peaceful coexistence in Lebanon and the current difficulties of Armenians in Syria. The Catholicos and Ambassador Childs-Adams also discussed the Armenian community in Canada.


The Ambassador said that she admired and appreciated the contribution of the Armenian community in Canada; referring to the Middle East, she affirmed Canada’s commitment to a politics of moderation and to providing humanitarian assistance to refugees.