His Holiness Aram I meets His Holiness Pope Francis

06 June 2014

In a private meeting this morning with His Holiness the Pope Francis Catholicos Aram I briefly discussed the following issues.- The Christian presence in the Middle East, challenges and concerns facing the churches in the region, the Syrian conflict and the problems facing the Armenian community in Aleppo and Kessab, the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the bio lateral dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the presidential election in Lebanon.


The private meeting between two spiritual leaders was followed by a public meeting during which they exchanged addresses and gifts in the presence of Archbishops and community leaders accompanying His Holiness Aram I.