The decision of the European Court of Human (UCHR) condones ‘negationism,’ wrote His Holiness Aram I to the Federal Counselor Simonetta Sammaruga

10 February 2014. In a letter to the Federal Counselor of the Department of Justice and Police, Simonetta Sammaruga, His Holiness Aram I shared the indignation of Armenians with the decision of the European Court of Human Rights on the Perençik case condemning...

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“Armenians reject the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the denial of the Armenian Genocide,” states His Holiness Aram I

On Friday 7 February 2014, His Holiness Aram I met with the Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon Her Excellency Ruth Flint. During the meeting, the Catholicos expressed his indignation at the decision of the ECHR on the Perinçek case of December 2013. His Holiness stated that...

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The Armenian Orthodox Church Participates in the Eleventh Meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches in India.

2 February 2014. The Joint international commission met in Pampakuda Kerala, India upon the invitation of H.H. Basilius Mar Paulose II, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The Armenian Orthodox Church was represented by Bp. Hovaguim Manoukian and Rev. Shahé Ananian...

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The Commission on the Classification of Saints of the Bishops Conference meets in Antelias

27 -29 January 2013. The members of the Commission first met with His Holiness Aram I who gave them his blessings and thanked them for their work. The membership includes representatives appointed by His Holiness Karekin II of Holy Etchmiadzin and His Holiness Aram I...

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The Commission on the Baptismal Rite of the Bishops Conference meets

29-30 January 2014. The members of the Commission jointly appointed by Holinesses Karekin II and Aram I met to study the recommendations and comments of the last Bishops Conference and finalize the draft on the Canon of Baptismal Rite. Under the leadership of the...

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His Holiness held several meetings in his Office.

The Director of the Ministry of Environment Dr. Berj Hadjian met with Catholicos Aram I and briefed him on the activities of the Ministry to protect the environment. He then proposed to the Catholicos to plant trees around all Armenian institutions in the country as...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon

On 26 January 2014, Ashot Kotcharian, the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon, met with His Holiness Aram I. The focus of their conversation was the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide and how to further strengthen Armenia-Diaspora relations. The...

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“THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT IS IN SEARCH OF NEW IDENTITY AND SELF-ARTICULATION” H.H. ARAM I

On Monday 27th January, His Holiness Aram I gave a lecture on "The challenges facing the ecumenical movement" at the Near East School of Theology. Hereunder the outline of the lecture.- PART I A) What are the challenges of the Ecumenical movement?...  Ecumenism is...

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The Central Committee of the Catholicosate of Cilicia sets priorities for 2014

25 January 2014. Following the meeting of the Council of Religion, the Council of Laity met under the Presidency of His Holiness Aram I. The members reviewed the programmes and budgets proposed by the General Assembly and approved the following priorities for 2014:...

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His Holiness Aram I Presides over the meeting of The Council of Religion

On Thursday 23 January, Catholicos Aram I presided over the one-day meeting of the Council of Religion. The Council consists of 13 clergy including Diocesan Bishops. The Council met for the first time since the last National Assembly of the Catholicosate and its task...

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Christians in the Middle East must preserve their past and protect their present and future stated Aram I

20 January 2014. During the Ecumenical and International Consultation on Syria organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) 15-17 January in Geneva, participants also discussed the problem of emigration of Christians from the Middle East.   His Holiness Aram...

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His Holiness Aram I at the Ecumenical and International Consultation on Syria organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC)

15-17 January 2014, Catholicos Aram I took part in the consultation held at the WCC in Geneva Switzerland. The participants included religious leaders from Syria and the Middle East Council of Churches, representatives from churches from countries of the Action Group...

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