Antelias: The Ambassador of Cyprus in Antelias

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

Armenian version:


His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador of Cyprus to Lebanon, Mr. Nikos
Panayi on April 5. Archbishop Varoujan Hergelian, the primate of the Diocese
of Cyprus, also attended the meeting.

His Holiness and the Ambassador exchanged viewpoints on various topics
including the parliamentary elections to be held in Cyprus next month, the
discussions around solutions to the Cyprus issue, Turkey’s EU bid, issues
related to the cooperation between the Catholicosate of Cilicia and the
Greek Church of Cyprus, as well the ongoing political dialogue in Lebanon.

The Pontiff stressed the importance of Cyprus for the Armenian Church and
nations both in a spiritual and cultural sense, and in terms of human
rights. He emphasized the importance of the recognition of the Armenian
Genocide and the just solution of the Cyprus issue to both nations and said
it was essential for the two churches and nations to establish closer
cooperation in this respect.


The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the history and
mission 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.

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