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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I ADDRESSES THE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY OF ISFAHAN, IRAN
On the occasion of the pontifical visit of H.H. Aram I, the diocesan
Assembly together with the executive committee and related committees met on
Friday 11 May to hear the message of their spiritual leader.
In His pastoral message Catholicos Aram I outlined the major aspects and
significant features of his pontifical visit, emphasizing the necessity to
engage in dialogue with the faithful: “The church acquires its true meaning
as a community of faith, love and prayer by entering in interaction with the
people. The clergy should listen to his people; should know their needs and
expectations in order to carry on his witness in a meaningful and
responsible way”, affirmed His Holiness.
Then the Catholicos identified three areas of major concern: “first to
remain faithful to our Christian values and engage in a critical and
mutually learning interaction with our environment. Second, to engage our
community structures in a renewal and restructuring process in response to
changing times and realities. Third, to use the technology of information
and communication in a more efficient way for the promotion of our
Armenian-Christian spiritual and moral values”.
The message of His Holiness was followed by a question – answer period.