HIS HOLINESS ARAM I WELCOMES THE ELECTION OF VARTKES MAHDESSIAN
Antelias, Lebanon – Parliamentary elections in Cyprus on May 21 led to
the election of a new representative of the Cypriot Armenian community
in the country’s parliament.
Archbishop Varoujan Hergelian, Catholicosal Vicar to Cyprus, held
a phone conversation with the Pontiff on the evening of May 21 and
informed him that Vartkes Mahdessian has been elected as the new
representative of the Armenian community in the Cypriot parliament.
The newly elected MP then called the Catholicos himself, assuring
him of his readiness to serve the Armenian community of Cyprus.
His Holiness welcomed the election of Mahdessian, granted his
pontifical blessings and advice to the MP. Aram I stressed the
importance of strengthening the integrity and unity of the Armenian
community of Cyprus, encouraging cooperation between its structures,
gathering Armenians around the church and pursuing the interests of
the community with the government.