ANTELIAS: Lecture on environmental issues in the Seminary

PRESS RELEASE
Catholicosate of Cilicia
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Armenian version: nian.htm

AN EVENT IN THE SEMINARY BRINGS THE SPOTLIGHT ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

A special event dedicated to the environment, its abuse, pollution and the
need to protect it was held in the "Prapion Doumanian" Hall of the Seminary
on the evening of August 2. Dr. Berdj Hadjian, a senior official in the
Lebanese Ministry of Environment was invited to the event.

His Holiness Aram I attended the meeting. He highlighted the environmental
issues that are causing widespread concern in the world. He approached the
issue of preserving the universe’s natural wealth from a theological
perspective also. He considered that a careful treatment of the world that
has been entrusted to human care is important also as a symbol of loyalty to
God.

Two documentary videos were shown during the event. The first concerned
global efforts to protect the environment and climate. The second
documentary showed the environmental damage Lebanon suffered, specially in
its coastal areas, as a result of the Israeli War in summer 2006.

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The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the Theological
Seminary 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.

http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/
http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/v04/doc/Arme
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