Conference and liturgy on the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in São Paulo, Brazil

On May 6-7 a scientific-practical conference dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide was held at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University of São Paulo, during which many issues related to the subject matter were discussed.

In his remarks, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Brazil Ashot Galoyan praised the outcomes of the carried out work and highlighted that the presented reports, and the questions and statements that followed expressed great sympathy towards Armenia and condemned the denial of the Armenian Genocide.

On May 8, a liturgy dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide was held by Cardinal Dom Odilio Pedro Sherer at the Mother Cathedral of São Paulo. Heads of the Armenian churches, representatives of the Armenian and Jewish communities, high-ranking officials, regional deputies and heads of diplomatic representations were in attendance.

Ambassador Galoyan delivered a speech at the end of the liturgy, expressing his gratitude for the adoption by the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo of the resolution recognising the Armenian Genocide on the eve of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

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