Mother See: Nikol Pashinyan continues to voice unfair accusations against Armenian Church

Panorama, Armenia

The Information Service Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on Monday issued the following statement:

“Within the framework of the election campaign, the prime ministerial candidate of the Civil Contract Party Mr. Nikol Pashinyan, continues to voice unfair accusations against the Armenian Church.

The attitude of the current government towards the national and spiritual values of the Church is known to our people. In this context, the behavior of the Acting Prime Minister towards the Church and the clergy should be considered.

The Armenian Church, despite all kinds of obstacles and the attitude of the authorities, will continue to implement its soul-saving, patriotic mission in the life of the Armenian people.”

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