CATHOLICOS ARAM I, VISITS TURKISH-OCCUPIED ARMENIAN SITES IN NORTHERN CYPRUS
His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Thursday
visited the old Armenian Prelacy building and Sourp Asdvadzadzin church
and the Sourp Magar Monastery in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus.
Aram I was accompanied by Arch. Varoujan Hergelian, Cyprus Diocesan
Council chairman Sebouh Tavitian and Cyprus Diocesan Executive Council
Chairman Dr. Antranik Ashdjian.
In the Turkish-occupied part of Nicosia, the Catholicos and his
entourage first visited the old Prelacy building and Sourp Asdvadzadzin
church, after which they toured the Melikian-Ouzounian school, where
a memorial for the victims of the Armenian Genocide is erected. They
also visited the old Armenian center, which has now been converted
to a Turkish cultural center.
The Catholicos also toured the Sourp Magar Monastery in the Kyrenia
mountain range, where a monument marking the 1933 visit by Catholicos
Sahag II still stands.
Aram I spent more than six hours in the Turkish-occupied part of
Nicosia, after which he also assessed the amount of work required
following the reunification of the island.
Interview with Catholicos Aram I on Gibrahayer.com