Catholicos Aram I Meets With Lebanese President


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Aug 10, 2009

ANTALIAS-His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia
Monday met with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman.

The Catholicosate press service announced that the Catholicos was
accompanied by the Prelate of Lebanon Bishop Gegham Khacherian and
the Prelate of Tehran Archbishop Sebouh Sarksian, as well as chairman
of the Catholicosate Executive Council Bedros Garachrtchian.

Catholicos Aram I presented the programs and projects of the
Catholicosate to the president, highlighting the Catholicosate’s
leadership in furthering ecumenical and inter-faith ties.

He stated that in the last months he had meetings with the Presidents
of Syria, Iran, Italy and Cyprus, with other high ranking officials,
as well as with Pope Benedict XVI and spiritual leaders of different
religions, took part in international foru

His Holiness said that Lebanon takes an important place in his meetings
and discussions. The Catholicos stressed that the Armenian community
has always been and will remain supportive of Lebanon, its president
and Lebanese statehood.

The President briefed the Catholicos on Lebanon’s current situation,
issues on the formation of the government and the significant
achievements of the country on the international front.

he President highly praised and expressed his satisfaction, that Aram I
always gives a special place to Lebanon in his international relations,
he simultaneously attached great importance to the positive and active
participation of the Lebanon’s Armenian community in the country’s
political life and in general, in its prosperity and progress.

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