His Holiness Aram I Visits Iranian Officials

05 November 2014

25 – 26 October 2014. On Saturday and Sunday His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by the diocesan prelates and representatives of church councils, met with Ali Larinjani, Chairman of the Parliament of Iran, and Dr. Abuzar Ibrahimi, the Director of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO).


During their one-hour meeting His Holiness and Mr. Larinjani discussed the situation in the Middle East and Lebanon, and, together, they condemned terrorism. The visit ended with Chairman Larinjani expressing his appreciation of the contribution made by the Armenian community to Iranian society.


At their meeting on Sunday, the Catholicos and Director General Ibrahimi discussed the importance of interreligious dialogue and the important contribution of the Armenian community. They then discussed the date of their next dialogue meeting to be held in Lebanon.


At the end, His Holiness Aram I thanked the Director General for his kind words, and suggested that all interreligious and intercultural dialogues lead to cooperation and to a culture of living together.