Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
24 July 2014. Catholicos Aram I and Patriarch Ignatius Aphram II of the Syriac Orthodox Church met in Bikfaya, at the Summer Residence of the Catholicosate.
V. Rev. Paren Vartanian, and the Dean of the Seminary, Rev. Torkom Donoyan, were also present. The two spiritual leaders discussed the situation of Christians in Syria and Iraq, the forthcoming International Ecumenical Conference on the Middle East, issues related to the on-going bilateral theological dialogues with the World Anglican Communion and the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the imperative of strengthening the historical ties between the two churches.