BAKU: Catholicos accuses Sheikh-ul-Islam of "bellicose statements"

Today.Az, Azerbaijan
July 26 2008

All-Armenian Catholicos accuses Sheikh-ul-Islam of Caucasus of
"bellicose statements"

26 July 2008 [10:26] – Today.Az

"Decrease of tensions in Armenia is expected by everyone", said
All-Armenia Catholicos Garegin the Second at the meeting with PACE
chairman Luis Maria de Puig, according to the press chancellery of the
Saint Echmiadzin.

"Both representatives of powers and opposition are progenies of the
Armenian church and the Armenian church is concerned with the destiny
of each Armenian", said the Catholicos.

In turn, de Puig stressed special importance of the role of Armenian
Catholicos in creation of the reconciliation atmosphere within the

Garegin the Second voiced concern about the "bellicose statements" in
Azerbaijan, which have recently become frequent by the side of the
religious leader of Azerbaijan as well.

The All-Armenian Catholicos informed the visitor about "the barbarian
actions" against Armenian religious and cultural monuments in
Azerbaijan, particularly stressing the alleged termination of
khachkars in the territory of the ancient Armenian cemetery in Julfa
(Old Juga).



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS