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"We should respect the central role of the Armenian mother in the family" said His Holiness Aram I

17 May 2013

As part of the celebrative events of 2013, Year of the Armenian Mother, around 200 women met with His Holiness Aram I. After his warm welcome, the Catholicos said, “Celebrating the year of the Armenian Mother should become…

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia is a founding member of the Council of Churches of the Gulf Countries

16 May 2013

On Saturday 15 May 2013, representatives of churches and communities from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar, Sharja, Kuwait and Bahrain met in Abu Dhabi. Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian, the Pontifical Delegate for Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, represented the…

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The project "New Cilicia" village of the Catholicosate of Cilicia inaugurated in Artzakh (Karabagh)

15 May 2013

On 11 May a delegation representing the Catholicosate of Cilicia left for Artzakh to inaugurate the “New Cilicia” village, a recently renovated intermediary school and 32 houses for young families and widows of the war. The repopulation of…

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The Ambassador of Romania visits His Holiness Aram I

14 May 2013

On Tuesday, 14 May 2013, the Ambassador of Romania visited His Holiness Aram I. They discussed the situation in the region, the formation of a new government and the proposed change in Lebanon’s electoral law.     They…

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"We should prepare our youth for the future through our moral and national values" said His Holiness Aram I

11 May 2013

On Saturday 11 May in the evening, His Holiness Aram I received 200 young members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation movement.     After welcoming the youth and the movement leaders, Catholicos Aram I urged them to incorporate…

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The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Christian Communities in the Middle East meets with His Holiness Aram I

10 May 2013

On Friday 10 May 2013, the Executive Committee met, headed by Maronite Bishop Samir Mazloum. The Assembly was created six years ago with the aim of coordinating the activities and the human and material resources of Christian communities…

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The Armenian Orthodox Church classification of Saints Committee for the Armenian Genocide Victims meets

08 May 2013

The Committee, jointly appointed by His Holiness Karekin II, Holy See of Etchmiadzin, and His Holiness Aram I, Holy See of Cilicia, met for the fifth time in Holy Etchmiadzin 7-8 May 2013.     The two Co-Chairs,…

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The General Secretary of the Missle East Council of Churches (MECC) meets with His Holiness Aram I

03 May 2013

On Friday, 3 May, Dr. Michel Jalkh met with His Holiness Aram I in in Antelias. Dr. Jalkh was recently elected as the General Secretary of the MECC by the Executive Committee at its meeting in Antelias, following…

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His Holiness Aram I continues to monitor the fate of the two kidnapped metropolitans in Aleppo

29 April 2013

Upon receiving the news of the kidnapping of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, Paul Yazig,i and the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan, Yohanna Ibrahim, His Holiness Aram I contacted the two patriarchates. Since then he has been monitoring the…

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Joint Statement

24 April 2013

His Holiness Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians, Holy See of Etchmiadzin His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of Cilicia, Holy See of Cilicia   We demand that Turkey return our confiscated Churches and Church Properties     In…

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"We demand that Turkey return our churches and all other confiscated properties" His Holiness Aram I

24 April 2013

On Wednesday 24 April 2013, after the Holy Liturgy and the Memorial Service in front of the Martyr’s Chapel, His Holiness Aram I addressed the thousands of people who had come to honour their martyrs.    The Catholicos…

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"We deeply appreciate the solidarity of swiss people for their solidarity during the Armenian Genocide"

23 April 2013

On Sunday 22 April 2013, His Holiness Aram I organzed a special reception in honor of the President of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Switzerland Dr. Gottfried Locher at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. Catholicos Aram…

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