During an intervention on 22 August 2006,
Continuing his comments,
According to him, conflict resolution and conflict prevention are the only means through which violence can be transformed. He urged the international community to apply international law and international conventions to this case and to demand accountability.
As former Moderator of the World Council of Churches, he invited religious leaders and members of civil society to assume their responsibilities and to engage in dialogue, set up strategies to overcome violence, promote respect for human life and the environment, and, most importantly, act together.
Newsletter of the Catholicosate, number 91 (24 August 2006)