Antelias: His Holiness Aram I receives the Syrian Primate Metropolit

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Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
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His Holiness Aram I received the Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan in
Mount Lebanon, Geroge Saliba, in Bikfaya on September 27.

Bishop Saliba passed on to the Pontiff the greetings of Patriarch
Zakka I Iwas, spiritual Head of the Syrian Orthodox Church. He
praised the cooperation between the Syrian Orthodox Church and the
Catholiocsate of Cilicia, adding that it yielded positive results in
terms of preparation of new generations.

The Bishop and the Catholicos met for over an hour, discussing various
issues and perspectives that resulted from the yearly meeting of the
three spiritual Heads of Orthodox Churches in the Middle East. The
agenda of the spiritual Heads’ upcoming meeting in Cairo also featured
on their agenda.

The Armenian Catholicos and Bishop Saliba also talked about the
theological dialogue to be held between the Catholic and Orthodox
Churches in Lebanon.

His Holiness Aram I stressed the importance of the dialogue, advising
that it should be organized and systematic.

Bishop Nareg Alemezian, Ecumenical Officer, also attended the meeting.

## 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.

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