His Holiness Aram I Receives Students from Europe and the United States of America majoring in Middle East Studies

26 June 2014. On Thursday 25 students from Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America majoring in Middle East Studies and accompanied by their professors met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias.   Catholicos Aram I introduced them to the...

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Renovations and New Construction Projects in Bikfaya in Prepartion of the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

A committee of architects and engineers nominated by His Holiness Aram I have been working on transforming the monastery in Bikfaya to receive the pilgrims, who, in 2015, will come from the diaspora to join the commemorative events. The area around the Genocide...

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The Leadership of the Social Democrat Henchak Party meet with His Holiness Aram I

On 19 June 2014, a delegation led by the President of the Central Committee of the party, Hagop Tikranian, and the Vice- President and Lebanese Member of the Lebanese Parliament, Sebouh Kalpakian, met with Catholicos Aram I in his office in Antelias. They discussed...

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The Representative of Maronite Patriarch and the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon Assess the Vatican visit with His Holiness Aram I

Upon return of His Holiness Aram I  from the Vatican, Archbishop Paul Sayyah, the Patriarchal Vicar, visited the Catholicos to discuss the visit.   His Holiness also received Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, the Apostolic Nuncio, to hear the impressions of...

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The Ceremony in Antelias to conclude the 2013-2014 Bible Study Course for Women

The annual Bible Study Course for women, organized by the Christian Education Department, ended on 17 June 2014. On this occasion His Holiness Aram I attended the closing ceremony and addressed the 150 women who followed the course.   The Catholicos quoted 2...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and the French Protestant Federation

On Friday, 13 June 2014, His Holiness Aram I received Bishop Arseni, representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Syria and Lebanon, in his office. The bishop transmitted the greetings of Patriarch Kirill. He then explained the purpose of his visit, after which...

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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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