Message from His Holiness Aram I to Dr. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro

Dear Dr. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, I am writing to you as the Spiritual Head of Armenians in Syria and many communities in the Diaspora. I read your 29 July 2013 report to the General Assembly of the UN on the situation in Syria, which you made as the Chairman of the...

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His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador of The United States of America

On Wednesday 11 June 2014, Ambassador David Hale visited His Holiness Aram I. During the meeting they discussed the situation in the region and most importantly in Syria and...

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One of the key issued scheduled on His Holiness agenda was The Armenian Genocide

During his three day official visit to the Vatican, His Holiness Aram I emphasized the importance of the   recognition and the reparation of the Armenian Genocide. His Holiness asked Pope Francis, both in His private and public meetings, to give His support to the...

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“The Catholicosate of Cilicia is a Vocation and a Mission,” declares His Holiness Aram I during the concluding dinner with the Armenian Delegation

On the last evening of the official visit to the Vatican, His Holiness Aram I, the accompanying clergy and the delegates held a festive dinner.   After joyful singing, recitation of poems and thanksgiving, the Catholicos addressed the delegation and described...

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Meeting of His Holiness with Vatican’s Secretary State and President of Eastern Catholic Churches

Within the scope of his official visit to the Vatican, His Holiness met with Vatican’s Secretary of State Cardinal Parolini. They discussed issue related to the Middle East as well as major concerns and challenges facing the Christian communities. The Armenian...

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His Holiness met with the Ambassadors of Armenia and Lebanon in Vatican

During his visit to the Vatican, His Holiness Aram I also met with the ambassadors of Armenia and Lebanon.   After these meetings the Lebanese ambassador General George khoury stressed the particular importance of His Holiness’ visit to the Vatican, for the...

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His Holiness Aram I expresses his concern to the Syrian authorities regarding the recent bombardment of Armenian neighbourhoods

7 June 2014. While visiting Pope Francis I in Rome, Catholicos Aram I received a report from Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, prelate of the Armenian Diocese of Peria (Syria), on the aggression against Armenians in the Nor Kyugh neighbourhood of Aleppo. According to the...

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His Holiness Aram I meets His Holiness Pope Francis

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...

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His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Aram I meet in the presence of the Armenian delegation accompanying the Catholicos.

“Your solidarity with the Armenians during the 100th Anniversary Commemorations of the Genocide will be a valuable contribution to our just cause”  H.H. Aram I “The history of emigration, persecutions and the martyrdom experienced by so many of the faithful...

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His Holiness Aram I invited to preach during the Special Prayers with the St. Egidio Community

Vatican – During the visit to the Vatican, His Holiness Aram I and his delegation attended a special prayer service organized by the St Egidio community at the St. John the Lateran Church in Rome.   In his sermon, the Catholicos spoke of the theological and...

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“BILATERAL ECUMENISM NEEDS TO BE GIVEN PRIORITY IN VIEW OF THE GROWING DECLINE OF MULTILATERAL ECUMENISM” H.H. ARAM I

The Vatican: Addressing the staff of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia emphasized the growing importance of bilateral theological dialogues as “the credible and efficient way of leading the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I VISITING HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Accompanied by high ranking delegation composed of ten primates, His Holiness Aram I began his official visit to the Vatican on Tuesday 3 June 2014.   Aram I arrived in Rome by a private plane and was met at the airport by His Eminence Cardinal Koch, the...

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