His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia, met with the spiritual leaders of the Armenian Catholic and
The meeting with Patriarch Nerses Bedros Tarmouni XIX was held in the presence of several Armenian Catholic Bishops and priests. His Holiness then met Rev. Meguerditch Karageozian, President of Armenian Evangelical Churches in the
The main focus of the talks was the relationship between
On these and other issues, all three highlighted the role of close cooperation between the Armenian Orthodox, Catholic and
Following these two meetings, His Holiness made the following statement:
?The main purpose of our meetings was the reinforcement of our internal national unity. There might be difference in our approaches and evaluations, but we consider that a natural phenomenon in the life of any nation. However, it is essential that our communities, our nation become united in basic issues affecting our life. Today more than ever, it is imperative that we gather around pan-national projects and visions.?
?The Armenian community of
?The Catholicosate of Cilicia and We personally in cooperation with the ?Gulbenkian?, ?Lincy? and ?Khatchig Babikian? Foundations, are striving to keep the Armenian school strong in its educational mission. Financial assistance alone, however, is not enough. It is our expectation that Armenian parents send their children to Armenian schools. An Armenian school becomes truly an
The Pontiff concluded by calling on the Lebanese Armenian Members of Parliament, parties and community leaders to work together for safeguarding the rights of the Lebanese Armenian community and for preserving the integrity and independence of Lebanon.
Source: Press Release by the Armenian Catholicosate of
Issue Number 114, 02 November 2006
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1. His Holiness Aram I meeting with the Spiritual Leader of Armenian Catholic church His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni Patriarch.
2. His Holiness