His Holiness Aram I receives the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon

28 March, 2014. On Friday evening Derek Plumbly, the UN Special      Coordinator for Lebanon, met with Catholicos Aram I to follow up a telephone conversation the Catholicos had had earlier with Under-Secretary Jeffrey Feltman regarding Kessab.   His...

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His Holiness Aram I proposes that the Kessab region be declared a demilitarized zone.

27 March 2014. On Thursday evening, Jeffrey Feltman, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, called His Holiness Aram I from New York asking for his assessment of the situation in Kessab. Mr Feltman told the Catholicos that the UN was extremely concerned...

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His Holiness Aram I receives a delegation representing the Parliament of Armenia

27 March 2014. On Thursday morning the delegation, accompanied by the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon and his staff, met with Catholicos Aram I. They informed him of the results of their fact-finding visits, which have included the displaced Armenians in Latakia and...

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His Holiness Aram I appeals to All Armenians to help the population of Kessab

After consulting with the emergency committees working in the city of Latakia and the reports of the clergy travelling to Kessab and all other Kessab-related bodies, Catholicos Aram I calls upon Armenians everywhere to:   Move from expressions of solidarity to...

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His Holiness Pope Tawadros II the Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church visits His Holiness Aram I

26 March 2014. Yesterday evening, His Holiness Aram I received His Holiness Pope Tawadros II who was accompanied by a delegation of Bishops and laity. Catholicos Aram I and the clergy accompanied the delegation to the Cathedral for Canonical prayers. After prayers they...

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We shall overcome the current crisis in Kessab through our unity in faith and solidarity as a community, Said His Holiness Aram I

26 March 2014. On Wednesday Catholicos Aram I, accompanied by clergy and the seminary students, attended the Lenten Sunrise Service (Arevakal) at the St. Nishan Church in Beirut upon the invitation of the Prelate and the Church Council.   After giving thanks for...

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His Holiness Aram I briefs the Executive Committee of the Catholicosate on the situation in Kessab

Following the assault on Kessab during the weekend, the Executive Committee of the Catholicosate held an extraordinary meeting and moved to help the displaced Armenian population of Kessab and called upon all Armenians to them at this tragic time.   At the...

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The President of Armenia Serge Sarkissian and His Holiness Karekin II Express their concern about the events in Kessab to His Holiness Aram I

24 March 2014 - On Monday President Serge Sarkissian called Catholicos Aram I asking for information about the bombing and militia attacks from Turkey on Friday and Saturday on the Armenian town of Kessab and its surrounding villages.   The President promised...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I FOLLOWS CLOSELY THE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE KESSAB REGION

On Friday, 21 March, early in the morning, His Holiness Aram I was informed of the assault and bombardment of the radical rebel forces from Turkey on Kessab, the historical Armenian region near the Turkish border. After consultation with the Armenian clergy and...

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His Holiness Aram I presents his condolences upon the death of Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Zakka I Iwas

21 March 2014. Upon receiving the news of the passing of Patriarch Zakka I Iwas, His Holiness Aram I called Archbishop George Saliba, Secretary of the Holy Synod.  After presenting his condolences, Catholicos Aram I expressed his hope that the historical ties between...

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His Holiness Aram I presides over the presentation of the “Commemorative Publication” honoring the print media specialist, Ardashes Der Khatchadurian

20 March 2014. On Thursday evening the presentation of the “Commemorative Publication” was held at the Cilicia Museum Hall. The event was organizated by the committee of the Hask Quarterly, a publication of the Catholicosate and the Seminary.   Rev. Shenohk...

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His Holiness Aram I welcomes the proposed five-year plan of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

On Monday Dr. Razmig Panossian, the Director of the Armenian Division of the Foundation met with His Holiness and presented the proposed five-year plan of the Foundation.   Catholicos Aram I praised the overall goal of sustaining Armenian culture and the Western...

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