Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V.Rev.Fr.Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Officer
Tel: (04) 410001, 410003
Fax: (04) 419724
E-mail: [email protected]
PO Box 70 317
HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF THE CATHOLIC PONTIFICAL
MISSION OF THE UNITED STATES
His Holiness Aram I received the deputy president of the Catholic Pontifical
Mission of the United States, Bishop Jean Fares in his office in the Veharan
on March 17. Established in the United States, the Mission also carries out
projects in the Middle East, helping tortured people.
The general manager of the Mission’s regional office for Lebanon, Syria and
Jordan also accompanied the Bishop. The deputy president informed His
Holiness of the organization’s projects both in the United States and the
His Holiness praised the work carried out by the Mission, stressing the
importance of helping Christian communities. He highlighted the important
contribution of the organization in strengthening Christianity in the
The Pontiff also talked about the situation in the Middle East and the
Christian-Muslim dialogue initiatives.
The Mission had organized a special banquet last year in honor of His
Holiness Aram I during the latter’s Pontifical visit to the Eastern diocese
of the United States. A large number of spiritual leaders and
representatives of different churches had attended the banquet.
The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the Ecumenical
activities of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of
the Catholicosate, The Cilician Catholicosate, the
administrative center of the church is located in Antelias, Lebanon.