ANTELIAS: Ecu Officer Bishop Nareg Alemezian meets Abp of Canterbury

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The Spiritual Head of the Anglican family of Churches, Archbishop Rowan
Williams of Canterbury, organized a banquet on July 29 in honor of the
ecumenical guests participating in the meeting of Anglican Bishops.

On this occasion, the delegate of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, Bishop Nareg
Alemezian, once again conveyed to the Archbishop the brotherly greetings of
His Holiness Aram I. The Bishop also related to the Archbishop his
impressions after ten days of meetings.

Bishop Nareg also held a private meeting with the head of the Ecumenical
Affairs Department in the Vatican, Cardnial Walter Kasper and passed on the
Armenian Pontiff’s greetings to him.

The meeting of Anglican Bishops continued its sessions in Canterbury on July
28-30. Group discussions tackled issue related to inter-faith relations and
evangelism. The full sessions focused on the proposals and comments to be
included in the statement to be adopted by the meeting.

Bishop Nareg spoke about the centuries of Christian-Muslim coexistence in
the Middle East and the challenges this relationship faces. Citing the
Armenian Church as an example, the Bishop stressed that the mission of the
church and its message should be interpreted from the perspective of
familial sanctity and the moral values encompassed in the Holy Bible.

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.