ARAM I VISITS ARMENIAN COMMUNITIES IN NORTHERN PART OF TEHRAN
May 19, 2012 – 13:10 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – As part of his pontifical visitation program,
His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, paid
a pastoral visit to the Armenian communities in Ghazvin, Rasht and
Anzaly, located in the northern part of Tehran, Iran.
Accompanied by the Primate of Tehran Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian,
the Primate of Isfahan Bishop Papken Charian, reverend fathers Magar
Ashkarian and Mesrob Sarkissian and the representatives of the Armenian
community in Tehran, His Holiness received a warm welcome.
Besides, an ecumenical gathering was organized in honor of His
Holiness Aram I. The gathering was attended by the Armenian clergy
by Nuncio of Vatican, the archbishops and clergy representing the
Syrian Orthodox, Latin Assyrian, Chaldean and Armenian Catholic and
“Interreligious dialogue should acquire a top priority on the
ecumenical agenda. Of course interreligious is not a new ecumenical
item, however His Holiness believes that “it requires a new approach
and methodology in light of the emergence of new concerns and
challenges pertaining to interfaith dialogue,” His Holiness said.