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Mon, Nov 2 2009

Laval Officials visit New Site of Holy Cross Church
On Friday, October 23, 2009, His Worship Gilles Vaillancourt, Mayor of
Laval, visited the new site of Holy Cross Armenian Church in Laval. The
Primate, His Eminence Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, greeted him. On this
occasion, the former President of NKR Honorable Arkady Ghoukassyan was
also present.

During the visit, Bishop Galstanian provided extensive information for the
planning and execution of the work of the church building. Mayor
Vaillancourt expressed his joy for the successful commencement of the
construction work. He commended on the role of the pastor, parish council
and sponsors of the Church, and all their work to achieve this reality.

Also, Mr. Guy Ouellette, member of Quebec National Assembly for Chomedey,
visited the building site and congratulated Primate Galstanian, the Holy
Cross Armenian Church community for their perseverance and dedication to
make their vision a reality. In this respect, another significant
announcement will be forthcoming regarding the project of Holy Cross
Armenian Church Center.

Accompanying Mayor Vaillancourt were Mr. Basil Angelopoulos (City
Councilor for Chomedey,) Mme. Jocelyne Guertin (City Councilor for
Souvenir-Labelle,) Mme. Ginette Legault-Bernier (City Councilor for
Abord-à-Plouffe.) Present to welcome and meet the officials were the
sponsors and benefactors to the Church Project, the Pastors and parish
council chairmen of Laval and Montreal Armenian Churches, accompanied by
members of both parish councils and friends of our Diocese.

02 Nov 2009 by Press Office

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