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His Holiness Aram I will visit Bahrain and the Vatican
Antelias – 03 May 2014. On Sunday His Holiness Aram I will leave for
Bahrain where he is invited to be the keynote speaker at the conference on
“Dialogue of Civilizations” initiated by His Royal Highness King Hamad bin
The delegation will include, H.E. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Very Rev.
Mesrob Sarkissian, the Pontifical representative for the United Arab
Emirates, and Ms. Teny Pirri-Simonian, the Vice President of the Ecumenical
Relations Committee, who will also present a paper.
Very Rev. Masis Choboyan, the Pontifical Representative of Kuwait and
neighbouring countries, will join His Holiness for the meetings with the
Armenian community in Bahrain.
At the end of May, Catholicos Aram I will visit the Vatican and meet with
His Holiness Pope Francis I and the heads of different Ponitifical
The members of the Executive Committee of the Union of Armenian
Evangelical Churches meet with His Holiness Aram I
Antelias – 30 April 2014. On Wednesday, members of the Executive Committee
of the Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches, representing the United
States of America, Europe and the Middle East, met with Catholicos Aram I in
On the occasion of their meeting in Lebanon, they discussed with His
Holiness the hardships of the Armenian community in Syria, Armenia-Diaspora
relations and the commemorations of the 100 Anniversary of the Armenian
His Holiness thanked the guests and expressed his appreciation for the
long-standing ecumenical cooperation between the Armenian Evangelical
Churches and the Catholicosate of Cilicia and their joint projects in
Lebanon: the Azounieh Hospital in the Chouf and the Home for the Elderly in
Bourj Hammoud. The Catholicos also expressed his gratitude for the
important contribution of Haigazian University to the Armenian youth.